British Airways has announced to resume flight operations to Pakistan from August 14, underlining the importance of ties between the two countries.
The airline has said that it will operate three direct flights a week to and from Heathrow Airport London and Islamabad. The first one will land in the federal capital on August 14. It said that it will make no compromise on the safety of its crew and passengers.
Before this development, British Airways had written a letter to the Islamabad airport manager, seeking details of the arrangements before the resumption of flight operations.
The British High Commissioner in Islamabad, Dr. Christian Turner, hailed the resumption of flight operations. He said that the resumption direct flights is a big boost for the hundreds of thousands of travelers who regularly travel between our two countries. He further thanked the Government of Pakistan, British Airways, and team in Pakistan who have worked hard to deliver this welcome news.
The British flag carrier has asked about safety arrangements at the airport and facilities to ensure the safe landing of its aircraft.
According to the schedule, British Airways will operate flights on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, departing at 20:30 from London Heathrow and arriving in Islamabad at 04:20.
From Islamabad, flights will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, leaving at 06:15 and arriving in London at 15:00.