British airline Virgin Atlantic commences Pakistan operations

Category: General , Announcement

British airline Virgin Atlantic commenced its operations in Pakistan on Friday – Dec 11, becoming the latest international airline to start serving passengers in the country.  The first flight arrived in Islamabad and was received on the tarmac by Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis and British High Commissioner.  The airline will operate eight weekly flights to Pakistan.  Earlier in December, the airline was granted permission to operate to and from Pakistan. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved the airlines’ cargo and passenger flight operations and granted permission for passenger flights.  Virgin Atlantic had announced three routes to Pakistan from the UK i.e. London-Lahore, London-Islamabad and Manchester-Islamabad.  Alongside passenger flights, the airline also announced cargo service to facilitate companies intending to export and import goods between Pakistan and markets of the UK and the US.

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