The first British Airways flight has landed in Islamabad as the airline began its first service between the UK and Pakistan in 10 years.
British High Commission team along with the Federal Minister for Aviation, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Investment, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Chairman PTDC, welcomed the aircraft in Islamabad as both the Union Flag and Pakistan’s national flag were waved from the cockpit roof hatch. On-board the first flight from London was Andrew Brem, Chief Commercial Officer at British Airways.
The British Airways has officially opened an office in Islamabad for the airline’s local dedicated team, which is testament to the investment the airline is making in the country.
The British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Brem and Chief Pilot of the inaugural flight Captain Rod Young met with the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The British High Commission has arranged a press conference which was attended by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Brem, Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Investment Abdul Razak Dawood and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information & Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
Flights will run three-per-week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from London Heathrow, operated using a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner with World Traveller (long-haul economy), World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy) and Club World (long-haul business class).