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BA to resume flights to Pakistan

Image copyrightAFP Image textsIslamabad's new airport opened this year British Airways will start flying to Pakistan next year, more than 1 0 years after it stopped services after a major hotel bombing. The airline stopped flying to the country after Marriott hotels in the capital, Islamabad, were bombed in 2008 killing more than 50 people. BA will be the first western airline to resume services to the country. A new airport was recently opened in Islamabad, which has alleviated concern for security and congestion. The attack at Marriott was one of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan's history. Thomas Drew, British High Commissioner in Pakistan, said that BA's return was a "reflection of the major improvements" in security. BA Robert Williams said: "It's exciting to fly between Islamabad and Heathrow as of next year, which we think is particularly popular with the British Pakistani people who want to visit or visit their relatives." More than one million people of Pakistani origin live in Britain. BA, owned by airline group IAG, aims to run three flights a week from 2 June. Currently, Pakistan's PIA is the only airline that operates direct flights from Pakistan to the UK. Source link

 Islamabad's new airport opened this year

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Islamabad’s new airport opened this year

British Airways will start flying to Pakistan next year, more than 1

0 years after it stopped services after a major hotel bombing.

The airline stopped flying to the country after Marriott hotels in the capital, Islamabad, were bombed in 2008 killing more than 50 people.

BA will be the first western airline to resume services to the country.

A new airport was recently opened in Islamabad, which has alleviated concern for security and congestion.

The attack at Marriott was one of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan’s history.

Thomas Drew, British High Commissioner in Pakistan, said that BA’s return was a “reflection of the major improvements” in security.

BA Robert Williams said: “It’s exciting to fly between Islamabad and Heathrow as of next year, which we think is particularly popular with the British Pakistani people who want to visit or visit their relatives.”

More than one million people of Pakistani origin live in Britain.

BA, owned by airline group IAG, aims to run three flights a week from 2 June.

Currently, Pakistan’s PIA is the only airline that operates direct flights from Pakistan to the UK.


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