Thomas Drew welcomes first flight of British Airways to Pakistan

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British Airways on Monday resumed its flight operation to Pakistan after gap of eighteen years, which is a diplomatic success of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

In line with the spirit of this joyous occasion, British High Commission Thomas Drew, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor to PM on Commerce &Textile Abdur Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, and other senior officials of Aviation Division  welcomed the 240 passengers.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew said it was a big day for UK and Pakistan as British Airways first flight on its new direct service to Islamabad takes off from London Heathrow this afternoon.

The Brit envoy also shared a video recording of the landing at the Islamabad International Airport, which was scheduled at 9:25 A.M on June 3.

British Airways halted services in 2008 in the wake of a suicide bombing attack that killed more than 50 people at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel, at that time British Airways normally operated six flights a week between London and Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.