IAG Cargo starts direct London-Lahore service in October

IAG Cargo will start a direct service from UK to Pakistan, with regular flights available four times a week starting October.

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IAG Cargo will launch a new direct service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lahore (LHE) in Pakistan, starting October, which will run year-round, four times a week. 

The new route will give businesses access to important manufacturing hubs in the region and connect Lahore with Europe, the United States, and Canada. 

The new service is expected to boost IAG Cargos Pakistan operations. Flights to Islamabad have been reinstated from 14 September, which operate daily between the two capital cities. 

IAG Cargo’s extensive network will allow customers to transport essential goods from the region, such as textiles, leather, and surgical goods, using British Airways Boeing 787-8 wide-body aircraft.  

“We’re very pleased to be opening this new route and to add Lahore to our network of over 350 destinations. Lahore is home to many manufacturers of important goods and is an important market for computer equipment, electrical machinery and auto spares parts from Europe and the US. IAG Cargo will now also be able to play a bigger part in the mango harvesting season – an important moment in the year for Pakistani exporters, said Shameer Nasarulla, area commercial manager for Middle East, Pakistan & Bangladesh, IAG Cargo. 

“The first ever British Airways flight to Lahore is a sign of confidence in Pakistan, and the deepening ties between our two countries. I hope it will open up even more opportunities for business links, people-to-people ties and tourism,” said Dr Christian Turner, British high commissioner to Pakistan.

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