The Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh have been added to England’s ‘red list’ in a move the government argues will protect the country against new variants of Covid-19.
With a significant proportion of Pakistani diaspora living in the region, the new services will provide vital connectivity for friends and relatives visiting family and loved ones.
Flights to and from Islamabad depart and arrive on Sundays and Thursdays, while flights to and from Lahore depart and arrive on Sundays and Fridays.
Pegasus has continued to expand its international network with the launch of a new Karachi route. Flights to the capital city of the Sindh province in Pakistan will commence on September 25th.
At least 73 people are now believed to have died after a train caught fire in Pakistan. The train was travelling from the city of Karachi to Rawalpindi when at least three of the carriages burst into flames.
British Airways has landed in to Islamabad as it begins its first service between the UK and Pakistan in ten years. Crowds greeted the aircraft in Islamabad as both the Union Flag and Pakistan’s national flag were waved from the cockpit roof hatch.
British Airways has today announced that it will fly from Heathrow to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, from June 2nd next year. The airline stopped flying to the country after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people.