British Air­ways to re­sume flights to Pak­istan after a decade

The Miracle - - Pakistan - Source: al­jazeera.com

Is­lam­abad, Pak­istan - United King­dom air­line British Air­ways will re­sume di­rect flights to Pak­istan in June, a decade after sus­pend­ing ser­vices to the South Asian na­tion over se­cu­rity con­cerns, the car­rier has an­nounced. The ser­vice will re­sume with three flights per week between the two coun­tries’ capi­tals, Lon­don and Is­lam­abad, British Air­ways head of sales for Asia Pa­cific and the Mid­dle East Robert Wil­liams told a news con­fer­ence in Is­lam­abad on Tues­day. “It’s ex­cit­ing to be fly­ing between Is­lam­abad and Heathrow from next year, which we be­lieve will be par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with the British Pak­istani com­mu­nity who want to visit, or be vis­ited by, their rel­a­tives,” Wil­liams said. The UK is home to an es­ti­mated 1.17 mil­lion peo­ple of Pak­istani ori­gin, ac­cord­ing to the UK’s Of­fice for Na­tional Statis­tics, mak­ing it one of the largest di­as­pora hosts for the South Asian coun­try. The Pak­istani govern­ment has lauded the de­ci­sion as an in­di­ca­tor of im­prov­ing se­cu­rity and eco­nomic in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the coun­try.

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