ISLAMABAD (Dec 18, 2018) — British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan from June next year, announced the airline on Tuesday.
According to a press release on the airline’s website, the route will launch as a three-per-week service, operated on a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with return fares starting from £499 [roughly Rs89,000].
“All of us at British Airways could not be more pleased to be coming back to Pakistan and we very much look forward to June next year, when our first flight will touch down at your spectacular new airport,” said Robert Williams, the British Airways head of sales for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
British Airways is coming back after a decade.
In September 2008, British Airways had suspended all its flights to Pakistan “for an indefinite period” citing security concerns in the aftermath of the Marriott Hotel bombing that claimed more than 50 lives and injured more than 250 people.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad alongside Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bukhari, Williams said “We hope that our new route will allow more people from the United Kingdom to experience what a beautiful country Pakistan is.”
UK is home to one of the highest population of Pakistani Diaspora worldwide.