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British Airways first flight lands in Lahore from London

  • The British carrier announced that it will begin direct flights from Lahore to London Heathrow four days a week.
Updated 13 Oct 2020

British Airways has initiated its flights to Lahore, with the airline’s first flight BA-259 landed in Lahore from Heathrow in the wee hours today (Tuesday).

Last month, the British carrier announced that it will begin direct flights from Lahore to London Heathrow four days a week.

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.

“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,” said British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner in a message.

Return fares from Pakistan if booked on ba.com start from $657 in World Traveller, $998 for World Traveller Plus, and $1806 for Club World.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airways announced a range of measures to keep the passengers safe. Including, checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass, and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate.

Furthermore, the airline also urged passengers to observe social distancing and using hand sanitizers that are placed throughout airports. Under the SOPs, passengers are directed to use new contactless, automated features at our lounges, including new online food and drink service.

Whereas, passengers should be wearing a facemask at all times and bring enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights.