Earlier today, British Airways announced that they have decided to resume flight operations to Lahore from the UK. The airways have sought permission from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). The decision of the resumption of flight operations was finalized after the experts from the airlines visited Allama Iqbal Airport Lahore.
A few days back, British Airways resumed flights to Islamabad as well. The airlines halted flight operations to Pakistan in the wake of coronavirus.
The PCAA official confirmed the news by saying that the airlines have been seeking permission from the Pakistan Aviation to resume flight to Lahore from the United Kingdom. A team of British Airways visited the Lahore airport to check the arrangements the airport management has made.
The flight operations between the UK and Islamabad restarted on the 14th of August. Also now the number of flights has been increased between them. It has been decided that five flights will be sent to Islamabad every week under strict precautions.
British Airways is seeking verification from the administration of the airport regarding the routine cleaning and preventive measures against COVID-19 for the security of the passengers and the crew members.
Meanwhile, the airport authorities of Islamabad and Lahore both are ensuring hygiene on a daily basis. Also, both airports are maintaining social distancing as well.
British Airways halted flight operation back in 2008 as well after the Marriot Hotel bombing. But the flights were resumed back in 2019 and this time it was suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic.