British Airways has announced to start direct flight operation from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow four days a week, commencing on October 14, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.
In a statement issued here Tuesday, the British High Commission has welcomed the BA’s decision saying, “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.”
A Boeing 787-8 will operate flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport.
While expressing his joy at the new destination of the BA flight, High Commissioner of the UK Christian Turner CMG 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.”
Head of Sales for The Middle East and Asia Pacific, Moran Birger, 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 re-launch 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, Moran further said.