British airways returns to Pakistan after a decade

British airways returns to Pakistan after a decade

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After long gap of 10 years, the first flight of British Airways, BAW-261 on Monday (today) landed at Islamabad International Airport from Heathrow, carrying 240 passengers.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew posted on Twitter a short video clip of a screen announcing the flight at Heathrow Airport.

The British Airways had closed its flight operations from Pakistan after 9/11 incident. In Year 2008 the airline also shutdown its offices in the country.

The airline’s long-haul flights include extremely generous hand baggage allowances – one large cabin bag with a small laptop or handbag – complimentary food and drink, online check-in and free seat selection 24 hours prior to departure.

“The final touches are coming together for the airline’s return ahead of the first flight on Sunday, June 2,” The airline had said in a statement in May. It will launch a three-per-week service to London Heathrow, it said.

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