British Airways is resuming its flight operation to Pakistan after a decade-long gap. First flight of British Airways (BA- 261) will arrive at Islamabad International Airport today (June 3) at 9:25 A.M from Heathrow, London where 240 passengers will arrive by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Pakistani and British flags in their hands.
In line with the spirit of this joyous occasion, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari and senior officials of Aviation Division and the British High Commission will welcome the passengers at Islamabad International Airport.
As per the flight programme during the summer season, the British Airways will fly thrice a week between Heathrow and Islamabad. Considering presence of large Pakistani diaspora in the United Kingdom, the British Air flights will provide a convenient connection between the two countries.
British Airways halted services in 2008 in the wake of a suicide bombing attack that killed more than 50 people at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel, at that time British Airways normally operated six flights a week between London and Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
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17 November, 2019