British Airways first flight arriving Pakistan on Monday after 11 years gap


ISLAMABAD (ENN)  British Airways resuming its flight operation to Pakistan after the gap of 11  years as first flight of British Airways (BA- 261) is arriving at Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on 3rd June, 2019 (Monday) at 9:25 a.m from Heathrow (London) with 240  passengers will be arriving by the  Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Pakistani and British flags.

In line with the spirit of this joyous occasion, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Aviation, Abdur Razak Dawood, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development along with Shahrukh Nusrat, Secretary Aviation, senior officials of Aviation Division, and the British High Commission will welcome the passengers at Islamabad International Airport.

The same aircraft, as flight BA- 260, will depart for Heathrow at 11:10 A.M with passengers on board from Islamabad.

As per the flight programme during the summer season, the British Airways will fly thrice a week between London Heathrow and Islamabad. Considering presence of large Pakistani Diaspora in the United Kingdom, the BA flights will provide a convenient connection between the two countries.

Apart from the Diaspora, the flight link will promote cultural values, tourism and business opportunities between the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

Sarwar Khan in his statement said the Aviation Division stands committed to provide world-class passenger experience at Pakistan’s airports with its state-of-the-art facilities and technological excellence.

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