British Airways (BA) on Tuesday, announced its decision to operate direct flights from Lahore to London from October 14th next month.
According to the statement issued by the British government, direct flights will be operated between Lahore and London by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport.
Christian Turner – British High Commissioner to Pakistan, took to social media to announce the development citing it as another sign of deepening UK-Pak ties and opportunity for business, people-to-people links and tourism.
“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,” said Moran Birger, Head of Sales for The Middle East and Asia Pacific.
“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,” he added.
As per the details return fares from Pakistan will start from US$657 and will go up to US$998 and US$1,806.
Meanwhile the airline has also announced especial preventive measures in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Cabin crew will be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE), whereas including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables will be cleaned after every flight.