More than a decade after halting operations, the British Airways’ first flight back landed at Islamabad airport early Monday.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew from Heathrow International Airport, London carrying 240 passengers. The same aircraft will depart for Heathrow by 11:10 am.
The passengers were welcomed by Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to the PM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari and senior officials of the Aviation Division and the British High Commission.
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A press conference is scheduled to be held later in the day with Khan, Dawood, Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan along with British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, Chief Commercial Officer British Airways Andrew Brem and the aviation secretary.
According to the flight programme, British Airways will fly thrice a week between Heathrow and Islamabad during the 2019 summer.