After the 2008 terror attack, British Airways resumes flights after 11 years

Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

After more than a decade British Airways has resumed flights to Pakistan after it was suspended due to a hotel bombing.

 

 

The 2008 terrorist attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad had killed around 54 people including six British citizens and BA stopped flights to the country after that.

 

 

BA will be the only Western airline to serve Pakistan after the flights between London Heathrow and Islamabad resumed.

 

 

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be serving the Pakistani capital’s main international airport and it will be serving three times a week.

 

 

In 2018 the new airport was opened to ease concerns about security and congestion.There will be halal meal option in every class of cabin, further it will not include pork or meal.

 

 

The Urdu-speaking Pakistani and British Pakistani cabin crew showed interest  to work on the flights.

 

 

Andrew Brem, chief commercial officer at British Airways, said that the anticipation from customers and colleagues has been palpable and he hoped customers in both the UK and Pakistan will enjoy the classically British service they offer, with thoughtful bespoke touches.

 

Aftab Khan, who speaks English and Urdu, is one of the crew operating the inaugural flight felt honoured to be chosen to operate this flight.

 

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew mentioned that British Airways was joining an increasing number of British companies doing business in Pakistan.


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