The United Kingdom’s national carrier, The British Airways, is set to return to Pakistan after a decade of absence. The official announcement was made today by the British High Commission.
British Airways was a prominent airline in Pakistan, but it suspended its operations in 2008 citing security risks. But now, with continuous improvement in security in Pakistan, the air-carrier is set to start its operations in Pakistan once again from June 2019.
According to the officials of the British High Commission, the British Airways will begin offering three flights a week, with the first flight stated to launch on 15th June 2019.
Watch the official announcement by Thomas Drew, British High Commissioner to Pakistan below.
British Airways is an excellent choice for people who regularly travel from Pakistan to England and vice versa. The flights will be non-stop from Heathrow to Islamabad airport.
Currently, only Pakistan International Airlines offers direct flights to the United Kingdom and sometimes it is impossible to find a seat in the airlines.
On the occasion, DGISPR Major General Asif Ghaffor also tweeted to praise the security forces of Pakistan for the restoration of peace and stability, allowing this seemingly impossible thing to transpire in the country.