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
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
- 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