British Airways will relaunch flights to Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2nd.
The three-per-week service will be operated on a three-class Boeing Dreamliner.
The 787 is British Airways’ newest long-haul aircraft that is 20 per cent more fuel efficient than other aircraft and features larger windows, mood lighting and the latest inflight entertainment system.
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.
Andrew Brem, chief commercial officer at British Airways, said: “The excitement is building as we put the final touches to this exciting route launch.
“The anticipation from customers and colleagues has been palpable and we hope customers in both the UK and Pakistan will enjoy the classically British service we offer, with thoughtful bespoke touches.”