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BA doubles up direct flights from Pakistan

News Desk

Islamabad:

British Airways has announced it will begin flying direct from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow four days a week, commencing on 14 October 2020 and tickets are on sale now, said an official release of UK’s High Commission in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will connect to London, US and Canada. The airline already flies every single day from Islamabad, connecting friends and family as well as business contacts.

Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner said, “The first ever British Airways flights to Lahore is a sign of confidence in Pakistan, and the deepening ties between our two countries. I hope it will open up even more opportunities for business links, people-to-people ties and tourism”

Moran Birger, Head of Sales for The Middle East and Asia Pacific, said, “We are delighted to start direct flights four times a week from Lahore to London offering convenient travel options for customers flying for leisure or business.

“Our new services from Lahore will connect two of Pakistan’s biggest cities with London, and offer seamless transfer options to Manchester, the United States and Canada.

“Following the relaunch of services from Islamabad to Heathrow earlier this year, this new flight from Lahore represents our continued investment in Pakistan, and we look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”

Return fares from Pakistan if booked on ba.com start from $657 in World Traveler, $998 for World Traveler Plus, and $1806 for Club World.

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