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British Airways resumes direct flights as first flight BA-259 lands in Lahore

British Airways resumes direct flights as first flight BA-259 lands in Lahore

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - British Airways has resumed its direct flights to Lahore and the airline’s first flight BA-259 landed in Lahore from Heathrow at 5am.

According to the reports, the first flight of British Airways with 214 passengers on board departed from Heathrow Airport for Lahore.

The British Airways flight BA-259 will land at the Allama Iqbal International Airport at 5:40 am on Tuesday. The deputy airport manager, high officials and British diplomatic staff will welcome the passengers at the Lahore airport.

Allama Iqbal International Airport has been decorated with buntings, balloons and Welcome banners, sources said, adding that a cake cutting ceremony will be held at CIP lounge upon arrival of the first flight of the British Airways.

On October 10, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had allowed the British Airways to operate direct flights from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow. The CAA had granted permission to British Airways to land at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, according to a notification.

“The approval is stipulated with the condition to review the schedule/slot upon resumption of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operation to the UK,” the notification had said.