Sharing the announcement British Excessive Commissioner Christian Turner mentioned the event is “another sign of deepening ties and opportunity for business, people-to-people links and tourism”.
In line with the press launch by excessive fee, Lahore will probably be “the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will connect to London, US and Canada”.
The airline already operates a direct flight to Islamabad.
“Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport,” learn the assertion.
Moran Birger, Head of Gross sales for The Center East and Asia Pacific, mentioned: “We’re delighted to start out direct flights 4 occasions per week from Lahore to London providing handy journey choices for purchasers flying for leisure or enterprise.
“Our new providers from Lahore will join two of Pakistan’s greatest cities with London, and provide seamless switch choices to Manchester, the USA and Canada.
“Following the relaunch of services from Islamabad to Heathrow earlier this year, this new flight from Lahore represents our continued investment in Pakistan, and we look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”
British Airways introduced in 2019 that it might resume direct flights to Pakistan, after a break of 10 years.
After coronavirus restrictions have been eased, the primary flight took off from Islamabad for London on August 14.
The airline has detailed COVID-19 protocols to be adopted always by passengers.
“In response to COVID-19, British Airways has introduced a range of measures to keep its customers safe. Prior to travel, they will receive information on changes at their airport and onboard experience and tips on how to prepare for their journey,” mentioned the assertion.
Clients may even be requested to assist handle the wellness of everybody travelling by:
– Checking-in on-line, downloading their boarding cross and the place doable self-scanning their boarding passes on the departure gate.
– Observing social distancing and utilizing hand sanitisers which can be positioned all through airports.
– Utilizing new contactless, automated options at our lounges, together with a brand new on-line food and drinks service.
– Sporting a facemask always and bringing sufficient to exchange them each 4 hours for longer flights.
– Guaranteeing they’ve all the things they want from their hand baggage earlier than departure, and the place doable, storing their carry-on bag below the seat in entrance of them.
– Not travelling in the event that they suppose they’ve any signs of COVID-19.
In line with British Airways, its cabin crew “will wear PPE and a new food service has been introduced which reduces the number of interactions required with customers”.
The airline has assured prospects that each one surfaces, together with seats, leisure screens, seat buckles and meals trays “will be cleaned after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day”.
“The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards,” in line with the assertion.