Virgin Atlantic To Start Flights to Pakistan from December

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will start flights to Pakistan from December onwards to accommodate the people in UK and US who wish to visit the country.

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will start flights to Pakistan from December onwards so that they can accommodate the people who want to visit the country from the UK and the USA.

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On August 27, Virgin Atlantic released a statement that Pakistan had the seventh largest diaspora in the world and the new services were aimed at assisting overseas Pakistanis in the UK and the US desiring to visit friends and relatives back in Pakistan.

In the UK, customers can book flights to Pakistan from London or Manchester, i.e. London-Lahore, London-Islamabad and Manchester-Islamabad. In the US, the airline will operate flights to Pakistan from New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco via London.

“These direct flights and new services will go on sale in September 2020 subject to applicable regulatory approvals,” the statement said. “Connections from European destinations will also be available through codeshare and interline partners.”

Alongside passenger flights, the airline has also announced cargo service to facilitate companies intending to export and import goods between Pakistan and markets of the UK and the US.

“Virgin Atlantic starting flights to Pakistan is great news for hundreds of thousands of people who regularly travel between our two nations as well as a boost to UK-Pakistan trade links,” said British High Commission in Pakistan Acting Head Alison Blackburne. “We look forward to welcoming Virgin Atlantic to this fantastic country.”


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