Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Photos credit: Minhaj
British Airways is beginning flights between London and Islamabad next week. The final touches are coming together for the airline’s return ahead of the first flight on Sunday June 2.
The three-weekly service is operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with World Traveller (long-haul economy), World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy) and Club World (long-haul business class).
The 787 is BA’ newest long-haul aircraft that is 20% more fuel efficient than other aircraft and features larger windows, mood lighting and the latest inflight entertainment system. The lower cabin pressure means customers step off the flight feeling fresh.
Customers travelling can expect bespoke services to enhance the onboard experience including a halal meal option in every cabin, while the airline will also ensure sauces in every meal do not include alcohol or pork.
As with any British Airways flight, customers can also pre-order a range of special meal options including vegetarian and vegan options.
The airline has a number of Pakistani and British Pakistani colleagues who speak Urdu, and there has already been considerable interest from these colleagues to work on the flights.