British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after decade-long suspension

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  • British Airways (BA) resumed its flights to Pakistan today more than 10 years after it halted the service to that country following a bomb blast.
  • Britain’s flagship carrier stopped flying to Pakistan after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people.
  • The airline is now scheduled to fly three times a week, with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, to the Pakistani capital from London Heathrow.
  • It is the only western airline to resume its service to Islamabad.
  • Pakistan’s flag carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was the only airline to run direct flights between Islamabad and London.
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