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British Airways To Recommence Flights In Pakistan After A Decade Long Halt

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ISLAMABAD: British Airways is all set to resume flight operations in Pakistan, after a decade long halt of its operations in the wake of the hotel bombing in Islamabad in 2008.

British Airways has become the first Western airline to resume flights to the South Asian country. The services were put on halt in the result of a bombing accident that happened at a five star Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. It was thought to be an Islamist militant attack in Pakistan.

With the new government’s agenda, reviving Pakistan as a destination for tourist and investors, the country has restored faith in the global organisation, in result, British Airways will begin flight services in the next week.

Spanish registered IAG, British Airlines will start from 3 flights per week from Islamabad to London Heathrow and vice versa with its newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

According to Reuters, an official statement by the British Airlines says, “The final touches are coming together for the airline’s return ahead of the first flight on Sunday, June 2.”

Furthermore, British Airways flights will have halal meal options in every cabin and will ensure that no sauce or meal ingredients under halal offerings have alcohol or pork in it.

Farah Hussain, Spokeswoman of Pakistani Civil Aviation said, “We’re on board with the British Airlines flight resumption in Pakistan.”

Read more: PM Imran Khan launches Pakistan’s E-Visa Services for 175 Countries.

Apart from the Middle Eastern airlines like Etihad Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways, PIA (Pakistan International Airlines is the only national carrier that flies directly from Pakistan to Britain, and an additional carrier option like BA will lift Pakistan’s developing travel and tourism sector.

“We hope customers in both the UK and Pakistan will enjoy the classically British service we offer, with thoughtful bespoke touches,” said, Andrew Brem, Chief Commercial Officer at British Airways.

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