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British Airways to begin direct flights from Lahore

  • Flight operation will start from October 14 while the airline also issued COVID-19 measures to keep the passengers safe
Published September 15, 2020

(Karachi) British Airways has announced it will begin direct flights from Lahore to London Heathrow four days a week, media reported on Tuesday.

The direct flights from Lahore will start from October 14. All flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport, according to British Airways.

Meanwhile, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner said in a twitter message: “The first-ever British Airways flights to Lahore is a sign of confidence in Pakistan, and the deepening ties between our two countries. I hope it will open up even more opportunities for business links, people-to-people ties and tourism.”

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airways announced a range of measures to keep the passengers safe.

  • Checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass, and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate.
  • Observing social distancing and using hand sanitizers that are placed throughout airports.
  • Using new contactless, automated features at our lounges, including a new online food and drink service.
  • Wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights.
  • Ensuring they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them.
  • Not traveling if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19.

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