IAG Cargo has started a new direct service from the UK to Lahore, Pakistan, starting from October 2020. The service will run year-round, four times per week from London Heathrow.
The new service will strengthen IAG Cargo’s existing presence in Pakistan, which since 2019 has also included flights to Islamabad, which resumed service on September 14 2020 operating daily between the two capital cities.
The new route will be operated by British Airways B787-8 wide-body aircraft.
Shameer Nasarulla, area commercial manager for Middle East, Pakistan & Bangladesh, IAG Cargo, said: “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 and 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.”
Eligible customers seeking to use IAG Cargo’s services into Pakistan will be able to benefit from IAG Cargo’s loyalty programmes.