PM’s aide meets British Airways team to finalise Pakistan operations pact

Abdul Razzak Dawood says airline resumes flights owing to improved security situation


Haider Naseem January 29, 2019
. PHOTO: TWITTER/(@Aviation News)

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood on Tuesday met British Airways team to finalise details of the agreement to resume services to Pakistan after a hiatus of more than 10 years.

Dawood said British Airways' decision was largely driven by the improving security situation in the country.

He added that it is an endorsement that Pakistan is open for business.

"The sustained and persistent actions of the government of Pakistan have resulted in creating confidence in the world community for increased investment," the PM Imran's aide was quoted as saying.

British Airways to resume flight operations in Pakistan after a decade

"We would extend all support for the revival of British Airways because it will have very positive bearing upon tourism, trade and investment of the country,’ he added.

Dawood went on to say that connectivity with the airline would help boost tourism in Pakistan.

According to the adviser, the government has made a concerted effort to open Pakistan for trade and tourism.

British Airways has decided to return to Pakistan and resume its flight operation in Islamabad from June 2.

The airline had suspended its operations in Pakistan on September 2008. The route will launch as a three-per-week service, operated on a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner – British Airways’ newest long-haul fleet.

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