BA flights a testimony to world confidence on PM Imran’s policies: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Chief Commercial Officer of British Airways Andrew Brem has expressed the desire to start its operations in other cities in Pakistan after Islamabad.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this afternoon after the resumption of British Airways flights to Pakistan, he said his company wants to provide more facilities to passengers travelling from Pakistan.
He said restarting flights in Pakistan is a big milestone in the company’s history.
Speaking on the occasion, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said revival of flights by British Airways is a good omen for Pakistan.
He expressed hope that trade and people to people links with the UK will increase with the resumption of BA flights.
Speaking on the occasion, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said both Pakistan and UK enjoy friendly relations and excellent cooperation in various fields of life.
He said BA stopped its operations in Pakistan in 2008 due to security reasons. He said with the marked improvement in security situation, foreign airlines are expressing interest to start their operations here.
He said we want to turn Islamabad International Airport to a regional air hub. Ghulam Sarwar Khan Aviation Policy 2019 puts focus on increase in aviation activities for promotion of trade, tourism and international links.
He said Aviation Division is fully committed to provide all out facilities to various stakeholders in aviation.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the revival of BA flights is testimony to the international confidence on the policies of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan is moving in the right direction and we have to move ahead on the path of progress with the support of our international friends.
She appreciated the efforts of British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew for his untiring efforts to plead the case of Pakistan in the UK.


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