British Airways Resumes Flights to Pakistan After a 10-Year Gap

In a major boost to the international community’s trust in peace and law and order situation in Pakistan, British Airways has announced to resume its flights to and from Pakistan after a disruption of 10 long years.

The announcement was made by an official of the airline, at a press conference, who was accompanied by UK’s High Commissioner to Pakistan and other Pakistani officials.

He said that the airline was resuming its operations to Pakistan after a gap of 10 years. British Airways had discontinued its flight operations to Pakistan in 2008 after the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.

On the occasion, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew remarked that there has been a marked improvement in Pakistan. It is heartening to note peace and order has been restored in Pakistan, he added.

The airline will run three flights in a week to Pakistan.

The flight operations will begin from June next year. The flights will be operated from Heathrow Airport to Islamabad.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, congratulated the nation over the British Airlines’ decision to restart flight operations to Pakistan.

He specifically mentioned Zulfi Bukhari and thanked him for his six-week long tireless efforts that yielded in such an announcement from a major European airline.