A record number of tourists are expected to visit Pakistan next summer. Due to the improvement in the security condition along with the resumption of the British Airways operations in the country, it is expected that the tourism industry will boost.
The Finance Minister of Pakistan Asad Umar tweeted, “Portugal drops all travel advisories for its citizens coming to Pakistan. British Airways decided to resume flights to Pakistan. Victory against the terrorists bearing fruit of reducing isolation of Pakistan. Inshallah next summer will see record tourists coming to Pakistan”
Further on Umar said, “Victory against the terrorists bearing fruit of reducing isolation of Pakistan.”
The carrier announced that from next summer British Airways will resume flight operations in Pakistan.
After the 2008 Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad, the carrier halted its services in Pakistan. But now it is resuming it in 2019, which means that more tourists will visit Pakistan. The air carrier will begin with three weekly flights to Islamabad from London’s Heathrow airport.
BA’s head of sales for Asia Robert Williams said, “We only fly somewhere when we know it’s safe to do so.”
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew tweeted, “British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan- especially on trade and investment.”