British Airways announces resumption of flight operation in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – British Airways has announced to resume its flight operation in Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference with the British authorities on Tuesday, Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari said that the flights will be started from Heathrow to Islamabad in June next.
“Trade and business will increase after the resumption of the air line operations,” he said.
Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said BA’s return was a ‘a reflection of the great improvements’ in security.
“The links between Britain and Pakistan are already extraordinary – from culture and cricket, to people, politics and education,” Drew added in a statement. “I see this launch as a vote of confidence in the future of those links.”
Robert Williams, Head of Sales for Asia Pacific and the Middle East for British Airways, said the carrier believes the route ‘will be particularly popular with the British Pakistani community who want to visit, or be visited by, their relatives’.
Meanwhile, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has welcomed the British Airways’ decision to resume the operation.
In a tweet, he said: “The dividends of decades long struggle of Pakistani nation and its security forces for restoration of peace and stability in the country are on the way. Thanks to British Airways for reviving its flight operations in Pakistan.”