Virgin Atlantic all set to launch direct flight operations between Pakistan and UK

The Airline will serve the Pakistani capital from both London Heathrow and Manchester and the eastern city of Lahore from Heathrow.

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Less than 48 hours after The British Airline, ‘Virgin Atlantic’, earned support for its financial restructuring, the Airline has stated that it will fly to Pakistan from December 2020.

The Airline will serve the Pakistani capital from both London Heathrow and Manchester and the eastern city of Lahore from Heathrow.

Along with the majority of nations outside Europe, Pakistan is currently on the UK government’s no-go list.

However, The Virgin Atlantic’s network planners believe there is an opportunity to serve the Pakistani diaspora in the UK and beyond.

The Airline has also been aiming at connecting traffic from the United States.

The Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, Juha Jarvinen, said, “With travel constraints remaining in place for many countries around the world, we are continually evaluating our network. We have been looking at customer demand and where there are opportunities to launch new services.”

Mr Jarvinen added, “Pakistan is an exciting opportunity for us. It boasts one of the largest foreign-born populations in both the United Kingdom and the United States. As people start to travel to visit loved ones, we are anticipating the demand to visit friends and relatives will increase post-COVID-19.

Both Islamabad and Lahore are popular year-round destinations. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard as demand for business and pleasure travel gradually increases to the region.”

Welcoming the announcement, The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner, in a tweet said, “Another sign of Pakistan and the UK friendship- Welcome to Pakistan Virgin Atlantic.”

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  • Good News for Pakistan and also good news for international tourists and opportunity to explore the Pakistan highest mountains , culture, history of the region.

  • Fantastic News Welcome Virgin Atlantic After PIA Ban UK Company New planes Direct flights Hope prices are good Manchester Islamabad perfect British Airways is also back in action can not trust PIA after Fake pilots would you feel
    Safe Flying i dont Think so This is a very Searious Matter Hope PIA bounce back but at the moment have lost trust They charge you app 1000 pounds return in summer holidays or in a emergency planes falling apart inside cabin would mot let anyone speak against Pia but this is true facts during covid 19 robbed people double treble fares for one way planes cramped with passengers all on videos on you Tube lahore Toronto flights Travelled in October 2019 Islamabad Lahore domestic flight Plane was so old and very loud first and last time ever after PIA crash news Lahore Manchester Flight was OK .One Title they hold is No Alcohol And Desi Mahol in planes Fifty percent Travellers are passengers travelling last time 80-90 year olds and it is very busy with Toilets long waits Wheelchair Passengers are the main Fans because Direct flights When you Arrive in Pakistan Bai jees travelling on own signal
    With walking sticks and ask for help to take luggage off which you do help and feel sorry they are on Their own I hope more flights operate different countries good for Travellers price wise Shaheen Air and Airblue used to go Uk price was very cheap both stopped i hope serene Air start Pakistan Zindabaad


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