British Airways has revealed that, as of June 2nd, it will be re-commencing a service to Pakistan after a ten-year absence. It will offer a direct connection between London and Islamabad three times a week on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will be staffed by Urdu and English-speaking crew members.
British Airways (BA) has announced that it will be re-commencing service to Pakistan. After a ten-year absence, flights are set to resume on June 2nd, with Britain’s flag carrier offering a direct connection between London and Islamabad three times a week on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
According to a statement by the airline, those traveling on this route can enjoy an array of cabin services, including a halal meal selection. For the comfort of its guests, BA has also revealed that this service will be crewed by members of staff who speak both English and Urdu.
Speaking of his excitement regarding the upcoming launch, Aftab Khan, a bilingual crew member who will be working on the inaugural service, said, “I can’t wait for what will be such a wonderful occasion. To be chosen to operate this flight, with my close family links to Pakistan, is a real honor. I know that my colleagues operating the flight are just as excited.”
Andrew Brem, BA’s Chief Commercial Officer, also offered his comments, saying, “The excitement is building as we put the final touches to this exciting route launch. The anticipation from customers and colleagues has been palpable and we hope customers in both the UK and Pakistan will enjoy the classically British service we offer, with thoughtful bespoke touches.”
As Reuters reports, BA scrapped its service to Pakistan back in 2008 following the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
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