UK envoy welcomes Lahore-London British Airways flights
Commenting on the start of the direct flights between London and Lahore, British High Commissioner Christian Turner on Tuesday said the British Airways would now serve two cities in Pakistan just like the BOAC did 40 years ago.
Welcome British Airways, said Turner and added that the direct flights to Lahore will increase connectivity, people-to-people ties, business and investment, using a hashtag in a tweet highlighting between the two countries.
BOAC used to operate to 2 cities in 🇵🇰 - now after 40 years, 🇬🇧 is back! Welcome @British_Airways first flight to Lahore, increasing connectivity, people-to-people ties & business investment #UKPakDosti pic.twitter.com/4mMy0ko9st— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) October 13, 2020
The BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), established in 1939, was merged with the British European Airways (BEA) in March 1974 to form the current British Airways.