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Mon, 21 September 2020

British Airways to Launch Flights to Lahore, Pakistan

British Airways has confirmed that it will launch four flights per week between London Heathrow and Lahore, Pakistan, from 12 October 2020.

Lahore, known as the City of Gardens, will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will operate to, following the relaunch of services to Islamabad.

Flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: G-ZBKD. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways Director of Network and Alliances, said, Our new flights will give us the opportunity to open up more of Pakistan to travellers from the UK, so they can experience its delights and rich culture. We also think this will be hugely popular with the British Pakistani community, giving them more convenient options to visit family and friends. For those customers flying to or from Lahore, our flights have also been conveniently timed to allow seamless connections with flights serving the United States and Canada.

In response to the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic, British Airways has introduced a range of measures to help keep 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. Customers will also be asked to help manage the wellness of everyone travelling by:

- Checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate.

- Observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports.

- Using new contactless, automated features at our lounges, including a new online food and drink service.

- Wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights.

- Ensuring they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them.

- Not travelling if they think they have any symptoms of COVID19.

On board, all cabin crew will wear PPE and a new food service has been introduced which reduces the number of interactions required with customers. Surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables are cleaned after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day.

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