British Airways is now offering direct flights from Lahore to London, US and Canada
The UK government announced that flights operated by Boeing 787-8, which depart from Heathrow Terminal 5, will land at Lahore's International Airport.
In a ground-breaking step, Lahore will now be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will directly operate from. The airline is now offering direct flights from Lahore to London, the United States (US), and Canada.
British Airways is already operating on a daily basis in Islamabad.
The UK government announced that flights operated by Boeing 787-8, which depart from Heathrow Terminal 5, will land at Lahore’s International Airport.
“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”, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr. Christian Turner said.
First ever @British_Airways ✈️ to Lahore announced today. Another sign of deepening ???? ties & opportunity for business, people-to-people links & tourism. @sayedzbukhari @SMQureshiPTI @PKAviation https://t.co/QOevKY9twR
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) September 15, 2020
The Head of Sales for the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, Moran Birger said that the new service will connect two of Pakistan’s biggest cities with London and offer seamless transfer options to the US, Canada, and Manchester.
After the relaunch of services from Islamabad to Heathrow, the new flight service is a representation of the UK’s continued investment in Pakistan. If booked on ba.com, the ticket cost start from $657 in World Traveller, $998 for World Traveller Plus, and $1806 for Club World.
Great news for travelers and the introductory fares start from 109k. https://t.co/rMlRruWiV0
— PakistanAviation (@PKAviation) September 15, 2020
Although the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has significantly decreased, the virus hasn’t completely gone away. Keeping it in consideration, British Airways has introduced a range of measures to keep the travelers safe.
Before traveling, they will receive information on changes at their airport, onboard experience, and tips on how to prepare for a safe journey.
The customers will be asked to manage the wellness of other travelers by checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass, and self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate, if possible.
Hand sanitizers are available all around the airports and there are new automated features that allow the provision of contact-less facilities at the airport’s lounges. Wearing a mask at all times is necessary, and so is bringing enough to replace them every four hours.
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