British Airways flight reached Pakistan after 11 years
03 June, 2019
ISLAMABAD: British Airways flight reached Pakistan after 11 years The first British Airways flight to Pakistan in 11 years reached Islamabad International Airport on Monday. Flight BA261 carrying at least 200 passengers reached Islamabad at 9:15am in the morning. A Boeing 787 was used for the flight. According to the summer flight schedule, British Airways will fly three times a week between London and Islamabad.
Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari and senior officials of Aviation Division and British High Commission welcomed the passengers.
Unprecedented security, including more than 600 police, Quick Response Force units and snipers were in place at the time of the flight's arrival. The same aircraft will depart for Heathrow at 11:10am with passengers on board from Islamabad.