British Airways is returning to Pakistan next year in June, British High Commissioner officially announced on Tuesday.
From the next summers it will run flights From Pakistan Capital to Islamabad. The return is after a decade and a good gesture for Pakistan. British Airways has also announced its new flight routes and destinations for Pakistan Their “latest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” will be occasionally landing at the new Islamabad airport.
The decision was made since the security situations have been greatly improved and this is a gesture for the world that Pakistan is a place where you can invest.
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) December 18, 2018
“British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June,” tweeted Thomas Drew the British HC in Pakistan.
This venture is another step forward, a further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan- especially on trade and investment.
The commission made this announcement during a joint conference in UK with the Pakistani overseas minister Zulfi Bukhari
“For the BA to decide that Pakistan is a safe destination is an achievement in itself,” Mr Bukhari remarked.
“This will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.” He added that it was a huge step for the Government of Pakistan. “A sense of security is vital to bring foreign investment.”
Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor acknowledged the British Airways step for reviving their flight operations. “The dividends of decades-long struggle of Pakistani nation and its security forces for the restoration of peace and stability in the country are on the way,” he said on social media.
British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan – especially on trade and investment. @British_Airways pic.twitter.com/TGEjopOVx1
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) December 18, 2018
British Airways suspended its airline service on September 22, 2008 after a suicide attack on Marriot hotel where 53 people were killed and 250 injured, including 6 Britains.