According to a statement from the information ministry, the federal government has allowed the Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday to operate flights between Pakistan and London.
Earlier, the airline had announced that it would be operating flights between Pakistan and London in December. The airline had started the booking of seats in September.
“From December, we’ll be flying four times a week from London Heathrow to Lahore, three times a week from Heathrow to Islamabad, and four times weekly from Manchester to Islamabad,” it said.
We’re thrilled to announce that from December, we’ll be flying direct to Pakistan. We’ll have flights from @HeathrowAirport to both Lahore and Islamabad, plus direct services from @manairport to Islamabad. Flights go on sale in September, and we can’t wait to welcome you. pic.twitter.com/61FS9dkaFb
— virginatlantic (@VirginAtlantic) August 27, 2020
The announcement by the Virgin Atlantic came after global curbs were imposed to tackle coronavirus that had disturbed air travel, causing a financial setback to many airlines around the world.
Earlier after decade, the British Airways’ first flight on August 14, flew from Islamabad to London.
It should be mentioned here that direct flights of the British Airways were resumed in June 2019, after 10 years of break.