Qatar Airways operates three flights from Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:50 PM, 22 Apr, 2020
Qatar Airways operates three flights from Pakistan
Passengers gesture as they prepare to leave for London in a Qatar Airways special flight from Islamabad. (Video grab)

The Qatar Airways operated three special flights on Wednesday to fly the British and South Korean nationals back to their countries from Pakistan, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

Two of these were the chartered ones carrying British nationals from Islamabad and Lahore – QR-3452 and QR-3456 respectively – to London as part of the current operations in which 10 flights are planned.

The first of these chartered flights had earlier left Islamabad for London on Tuesday.

It means there are seven more flights for the British nationals in the coming days.

From Islamabad to London Heathrow – 23 April

From Islamabad to Manchester – 24, 25, 26, 27 April

From Lahore to London Heathrow – 24 April

From Lahore to Manchester – 26 April

In related a tweet, the UK Foreign Office said that they had allocated £75 million to support special chartered flights for the stranded British nationals where commercial options were no longer available.

Earlier in the day, the process of flying the stranded South Koreans back home began, as a special flight of Qatar Airways airlifted 115 passengers from Islamabad.

The Flight No QR-7512 left for South Korea via Doha was seen off at the airport by the South Korean ambassador.

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Nineteen passengers reached Islamabad from Karachi through the special flight, but two of them, who were diplomats, left for their country’s embassy.

Meanwhile, 98 more South Koreans boarded the plane at the Islamabad International Airport.