British Airways has landed in to Islamabad because it started its first service between the UK and Pakistan in ten years.
Crowds greeted the plane in Islamabad as each the Union Flag and Pakistan’s nationwide flag have been waved from the cockpit roof hatch.
British Airways has formally opened an workplace in Islamabad for the airline’s native devoted workforce, which is testomony to the funding the airline is making within the nation.
On board the primary flight from London was Andrew Brem, chief industrial officer at British Airways, he mentioned: “Right now is a good event for British Airways as we resume flights to Islamabad after a decade.
“The environment on board our state-of-the-art 787 plane was spectacular, as was the nice and cozy welcome on the bottom. British Airways has a proud historical past of flying to Pakistan – we first operated flights to Islamabad in 1976 – and we couldn’t be extra excited to be again.”
Flights will run three-per-week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from London Heathrow, operated utilizing a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner with World Traveller (long-haul financial system), World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium financial system) and Membership World (long-haul enterprise class).
Clients travelling can count on bespoke providers to reinforce the onboard expertise together with a halal meal possibility in each cabin, whereas the airline will even guarantee sauces in each meal don’t embrace alcohol or pork.
As with all British Airways flight, prospects can even pre-order a variety of particular meal choices together with vegetarian and vegan choices.
The airline has plenty of Pakistani and British Pakistani colleagues who communicate Urdu, and there has already been appreciable curiosity from these colleagues to work on the flights.
The worldwide commerce secretary, Liam Fox, mentioned: “The relaunch of British Airways flights between the UK and Pakistan after greater than ten years will likely be a significant increase for commerce between our two international locations.
“It’s no shock that it’s an iconic British airline that’s the first western airline to fly return to Pakistan, an emblem of the robust and rising relationship between our two international locations.
“I congratulate the British Airways workforce, the British Excessive Fee and the spectacular efforts of the Pakistani authorities for making this occur.
“We’re assured that British Airways will act as a catalyst to convey much more British corporations to one of many world’s largest markets.”