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British Airways To Fly From Heathrow To Islamabad Decade After Militant Attack

Islamabad is one of four long-haul routes being launched by British Airways in 2019, its centenary year. The airline is also launching direct flights to Pittsburgh and Charleston in the US and Osaka in Japan, alongside several short-haul routes (Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

British Airways on Tuesday (18) has announced that it will fly from Heathrow to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, from June 2, 2019. With the latest move, British Airways will resume its flight service to Pakistan after a decade long absence following an Islamist terrorist truck bomb caused for the death of 50 people at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. The route will launch as a three-per-week service, operated on a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner- British Airways’ newest long-haul fleet. Robert Williams, Head of Sales for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, said, “it’s exciting to be flying between…

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