First British Airways flight lands in Lahore

Published October 14, 2020
The British Airways flight is seen  at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday. — Photo courtesy Twitter
The British Airways flight is seen at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday. — Photo courtesy Twitter

LAHORE: British Airways’ first flight landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport here on Tuesday.

“The first inaugural flight of British Airways flight BA-259 from London to Lahore with 194 passengers and 22 crew members arrived here on Tuesday,” a CAA official told Dawn. On arrival Airport Manager Akhtar Mirza, Deputy Airport Manager Anwar Zia, public relations officers Saad Bin Ayub and Iftikhar Ahmed Jan were among the officials of the CAA, ASF, SAPS and the British High Commission welcoming the passengers.

A cake-cutting ceremony was also held at CIP lounge to mark the resumption of the British Airways flight operation after several years. The government has granted permission for four flights a week to British Airways with the condition to review slots upon resumption of PIA flights to the UK.

Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2020

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