British Airways flight lands in Lahore after 40 years

LAHORE: British Airways has resumed its direct flight operations to and from Lahore as the airline’s first flight touched down at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after nearly 40 years.

The flight, BA-259, with 214 passengers on board took off from the Heathrow airport and landed at the Lahore airport this morning. A cake was cut in CIP lounge to mark the resumption of the airline’s flight operation.

The airport manager and other civil aviation officers were present on the occasion to welcome the passengers who arrived there via the BA’s first flight. The flight will fly back to London with more than 200 passengers on board.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner tweeted that British Airways used to operate to two cities in Pakistan but after 40 years, the airline has resumed its operation to another city, Lahore.

“Welcome @British_Airways first flight to Lahore, increasing connectivity, people-to-people ties & business investment #UKPakDost,” he tweeted.

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26 COMMENTS

    • Very good news
      For the 2nd time in Pakistan
      Arrival British Airways
      Welcome
      British
      Welcome to Pakistan 🙏🙏🙏

  1. Good, BA started flghts from lahore to London Heathrow Airport. Good gesture. It should also start a weekly flight from sialkot to london Heathrow Airport. Good luck British Air ways.

  2. Very good news
    For the 2nd time in Pakistan
    Arrival British Airways
    Welcome
    British
    Welcome to Pakistan 🙏🙏🙏

  3. Congrats British Airways. Was never happy with PIA service. If there is going to be a downfall of PIA they have only themselves to blame. Fake pilots and crashes etc

  4. I was on this fight very much enjoyed it. But the food was not so good. The food needs to be halal. Keep it up British airways I so happy to have a flight Heathrow to Lahore mar sha Allah.

  5. Good news for USA and Canadian ‘s too, they can travel and enjoy BA services. PIA also doing good as far as I know from Toronto to Pakistan, save lot of time. We should encourage and support PIA. New administration trying best to put pia back on track. Allah help them.

  6. British airways never had a schedule to Lahore.
    It was a diversion station if schedule flights couldn’t land in Islamabad , Karachi or Dehli.

    Let’s hope they start Karachi as well which was a prime destination for British airways in the past.

  7. We need British Airways to serve all hubs Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad direct from BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UK demand is high for flights across east and west midlands including home counties Warwick, Worcester Bristol and more…

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