British Airways all set to begin operations in Pakistan from June 2019
The British Airways has announced to commence flight operations in Pakistan from June. Three flights will fly from Islamabad to London each week.
A delegation of the representatives of British Embassy Islamabad along with the officials of British Airways called on Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development to discuss the issues of mutual interests.
Paul Coventry, Head of Worldwide Airports, John Monks, Director Safety and Security and David Craig, International Risk Adviser were part of the British Airways delegation.
British Airways officials thanked the Special Assistant for his continuous support and showed interest in future cooperation. The delegation appreciated the world-class facilities being provided at the New Islamabad Airport and termed the new Islamabad Airport is among the few best airports in the region by size and design.
Mr. Bukhari said the commencement of British Airways flights will help boost tourism in Pakistan and pressed on the need to promote the country’s positive image to the world
“The British Airways can play an important role in promoting tourism in the country,” said the PM’s special assistant.
British Airways is returning to Pakistan after 10 years. It suspended its operations in Pakistan in September 2008 after a suicide attack at Islamabad’s Marriott hotel in which more than 53 people were killed and 250 people, including six Britons, were injured.
British Airways used to operate six flights a week between London and Islamabad.