UK envoy welcomes Lahore-London British Airways flights

By: News Desk      Published: 04:37 PM, 13 Oct, 2020
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. 

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.

On Tuesday morning, the first British Airways flight landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

The airline will operate direct flights from Lahore and London’s Heathrow Airport four days a week. In this connection, the first plane will leave Lahore on Wednesday, October 14.