The British Airways will restart flight operations in Pakistan after a decade, said Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, and also talking in a video message in Urdu, he said, resumption of flights is a reflection of improvement in security. British Airways flight operations were suspended in 2008 following a terrorist attack on the Marriot hotel in Islamabad.
Flight operations are set to resume from June 2019, he added. London Heathrow-Islamabad service is starting on June 15 with three weekly flights.
British Airways Head of Sales, Robert Williams, for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, said, the route will be particularly popular with the British Pakistani community who want to visit their relatives in Britain or their relatives want to visit them in Pakistan flying from the United Kingdom.