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July 31, 2020

British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan

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July 31, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The British Airways has announced it will resume flight operations to Pakistan from the UK, signaling continued importance of ties between the two countries.

The airline said it would start direct flights three times a week to and from Heathrow Airport and Islamabad. The first flight will land in Islamabad on 14 August, and will be taking extra precautionary measures for the safety of its crew and passengers.

Today’s announcement is another important step in reconnecting the trade ties and people-to-people ties between the UK and Pakistan. Due to COVID-19, the passengers will be required to wear masks and will have access to hand sanitisers during the flight.

The crewmembers will wear masks during the flight. There are also extra measures in place at airports to ensure travelers stay safe. British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner CMG, said this was an important moment for UK-Pakistan links.

“The resumption of British Airways direct flights is a big boost for hundreds of thousands of travelers who travel regularly between our two great nations, many who have had their travel plans disrupted by the pandemic. I’d like to thank to the Government of Pakistan, British Airways and my team in Pakistan who have worked hard to deliver this welcome news,” Mr. Turner said.

Moran Birger, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East at British Airways, said, “We are pleased to once again provide a service between Pakistan and the UK. We know many of our customers in both countries have been waiting to be reunited with friends and family. We look forward to welcoming them back onboard.”