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British Airways Returns to Islamabad, the Capital City of Pakistan

British Airways will resume scheduled flights from Heathrow to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan from June 2, 2019. The route will be operated thrice weekly using a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring larger windows, mood lighting and the latest inflight entertainment. Tickets are already on sale. Return fares start from £499 for World Traveller, £773 for World Traveller Plus and £1,799 for Club World. The service will operate between London Heathrow Airport and Islamabad’s new International Airport which opened earlier this year. Islamabad is a quiet and tranquil city with plenty of green spaces, gardens and parks. It is a hub for culture with a rich heritage and has an impressive collection of museums, markets, Mosques and hiking trails, as well as restaurants. British Airways has a long history of flying to the city of Islamabad and offered its first scheduled flights between London and the Pakistani capital in 1976. Islamabad is one of 4 long-haul routes being launched by British Airways in 2019, its centenary year. The airline is also launching direct flights to Pittsburgh and Charleston in the US and Osaka in Japan, alongside several short-haul routes.

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