LONDON: The federal cabinet on Tuesday allowed Virgin Atlantic to operate flights between Pakistan and London, a statement from the information ministry said.
The airline earlier had also announced that it would be operating flights between Pakistan and London beginning December, and the booking of seats to start from September.
“From December, we’ll be flying four times a week from London Heathrow to Lahore, three times a week from Heathrow to Islamabad, and four times weekly from Manchester to Islamabad,” it said.
We’re thrilled to announce that from December, we’ll be flying direct to Pakistan. We’ll have flights from @HeathrowAirport to both Lahore and Islamabad, plus direct services from @manairport to Islamabad. Flights go on sale in September, and we can’t wait to welcome you. pic.twitter.com/61FS9dkaFb
— virginatlantic (@VirginAtlantic) August 27, 2020
Earlier, the British Airways’ first flight, after decades, also took off from Islamabad for London on August 14.
British Airways’ direct flights resumed in June 2019 after a break of 10 years. The carrier first flew to Islamabad in 1976.