British Airways to start new Islamabad route, axes St Petersburg and Kiev

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British Airways has revealed today that it will begin a new three-weekly route between London Heathrow and Islamabad on 2 June.

The service is to be operated on a three-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner which the airline’s newest long-haul aircraft that is 20 per cent more fuel efficient than other aircraft it operates.

Chief commercial officer, Andrew Brem 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.”

British Airways has thought announced that it is axing its routes to St Petersburg and Kiev this winter.

The arrier says its services from London Heathrow Airport to both will stop on 3 October as both routes are “no longer commercially viable”.