British Airways suspended flight operations to Lahore

ISLAMABAD: British Airways has suspended its flight operations to Lahore just after three months starting the direct flights to the provincial capital of Punjab.

The airline announced, it will suspend direct flights from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow from April 2021 due to a change in their summer schedule.

“We’ve made a number of changes to our summer schedule, and flights to Lahore will cease in April. Should this route suspension change it will be updated on BA.com,” the airlines tweeted.

https://twitter.com/British_Airways/status/1348871759701942272

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed British Airways to operate direct flights from Lahore to London.

According to a notification, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had granted permission to British Airways to land at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

“The approval is stipulated with the condition to review the schedule/slot upon resumption of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operation to the UK,” according to the notification.

The aviation authority’s air transportation department has issued a certificate to the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom (UK). As per schedule, the airline will operate direct flights from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow four days a week.

The direct flights from Lahore will start on October 14, 2020. All flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing at Lahore’s International Airport, according to British Airways airline.