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Pakistan sees biz boost as British Airways flights resume after 10 years

BA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Islamabad from Heathrow airport to begin a three flights per week service

Reuters  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan welcomed the first British Airways (BA) flight on Monday after a decade-long absence due to security fears, with ministers saying it will boost business, trade and tourism between the South Asian nation and Britain. BA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Islamabad from Heathrow airport to begin a three flights per week service, Pakistan's Civil Aviation spokesperson Farah Hussain said. High-ranking Pakistani and British embassy officials welcomed the flight, which returned to Britain the same day. "With this kind of connectivity that we now have, British ...

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First Published: Tue, June 04 2019. 02:42 IST
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