As its fightback from close to collapse continues, Virgin Atlantic has introduced it would launch flights to Pakistan in December.
Working three new routes – from London Heathrow to Lahore and Islamabad, in addition to from Manchester to Islamabad – the brand new providers will go on sale subsequent month.
All three are topic to relevant regulatory approvals.
Pakistan has the seventh largest diaspora on this planet and the brand new providers intention to answer the massive, fast-growing demand to go to pals and kinfolk from prospects within the UK and the US.
The provider additionally hopes to seize demand for enterprise journey to the area as international economies steadily get better from the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The providers will supply seamless, speedy connections and a constant long-haul onboard expertise for purchasers travelling from locations all through North America, together with New York JFK, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco through London Heathrow onwards to Pakistan.
Connections from European locations may even be out there via codeshare and interline companions.
In addition to flying prospects, Virgin Atlantic will supply a quick, environment friendly cargo service presenting new alternatives for firms seeking to export and import items reminiscent of contemporary produce and textiles between prime markets within the UK and US, and Pakistan.
Juha Jarvinen, chief business officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “With journey restrictions remaining in place for a lot of locations all over the world, we’re regularly evaluating our community, taking a look at buyer demand and the place there are alternatives to launch new providers.”
Virgin Atlantic restarted passenger flying on July 20th after a three-month hiatus as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and is at present working flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barbados and Miami with additional routes being added all through September and October.
Alison Blackburne, performing head of the British Excessive Fee in Pakistan, stated: “Virgin Atlantic planning to begin flights to Pakistan is nice information for the a whole lot of hundreds of people that commonly journey between our two nations, in addition to a lift to UK-Pakistan commerce hyperlinks.
“We look ahead to welcoming Virgin Atlantic to this unbelievable nation.”