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A decade after hotel bombing, British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan

In September 2008, British Airways suspended all its flights to Pakistan because of security fears after a blast outside the Marriott Hotel that claimed more than 40 lives

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British Airways logos are seen on tailfins at Heathrow Airport in west London. Photo: Reuters

will resume flights to Pakistan from June 2019 after a period of 10 years, the airline announced on Tuesday.

"Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad's new airport to start in June," said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in a video on Twitter.

"A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan, especially on trade and investment."

The first flight will touch down in Islamabad, said a official at a press conference alongside the Pakistan Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bukhari. 

halted its operations to Pakistan 10 years ago, said Bukhari, terming the announcement "groundbreaking".

In September 2008, British Airways suspended all its flights to Pakistan because of security fears after a blast outside the Marriott Hotel that claimed more than 40 lives.   

First Published: Tue, December 18 2018. 15:22 IST
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