Welcome to Lahore: British Airways commences direct flight operation

By: News Desk      Published: 11:57 PM, 12 Oct, 2020
Welcome to Lahore: British Airways commences direct flight operation

Authorities are all set to accord a warm welcome to the first direct flight of the British Airways at Lahore airport Tuesday morning.

The British staff and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials will be at the airport to welcome 300 passengers of BA 259. Reportedly, the British airline officials visited the Allama Iqbal International Airport and gave go-ahead.

Last week, the CAA granted permission to British Airways to land at Allama Iqbal International Airport of Lahore. "The approval is stipulated with the condition to review the schedule/slot upon resumption of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operation to the UK," the authority notified.

The airline will operate direct flights from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow four days a week. The direct flights from Lahore will start from October 14. All flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore's International Airport, according to British Airways airline.