British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 10 years

Pakistan welcomed the first British Airways (BA) flight on Monday after a decade-long absence due to security fears, with ministers saying it will boost business, trade and tourism between the South Asian nation and Britain.

BA’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Islamabad from Heathrow airport to begin a three flights per week service, Pakistan’s Civil Aviation spokesperson Farah Hussain said. High-ranking Pakistani and British embassy officials welcomed the flight, which returned to Britain the same day.

“With this kind of connectivity that we now have, British investors will find it so easy, Pakistani diaspora will find it very easy, our own exporters, our own business people will now have a great connectivity of going from here to London,” said Pakistan’s trade and industry minister Abdul Razaq Dawood.

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