British Airways is to begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020.

Lahore will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will operate to, following the relaunch of services to Islamabad.

Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 from Heathrow Terminal 5 and return flights have been timed to connect to other BA services from Heathrow to the US and Canada.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said “We are delighted be starting direct flights to Lahore, connecting London with Pakistan’s two biggest cities, following the relaunch of our services to Islamabad.

“Our new flights will give us the opportunity to open up more of Pakistan to travellers from the UK, so they can experience its delights and rich culture. We also think this will be hugely popular with the British Pakistani community, giving them more convenient options to visit family and friends.