Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has granted British airline Virgin Atlantic approval to start its flight operation. According to Dawn News paper the request was made on Dec 2 and today it was revealed that the airline will start flights to Pakistan from Dec 13. Virgin Atlantic will be flying to Islamabad and Lahore with their Airbus A330-200s. In the beginning the airline will be operating weekly eight-flight operation to the two cities.
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According to the schedule approved by the PCAA, the first passenger Virgin Atlantic flight VS365 will take off from London on Dec 13 and land at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Dec 14 in the morning. Virgin will be operating four weekly flights between London and Lahore and three weekly flights between London and Islamabad. Before starting its flight operation to Pakistan, Virgin Atlantic will operate a cargo flight VS364 from England to Pakistan on Dec 7. The airline plans to introduce flights from both Manchester and London. Initially Virgin announced that it plans to operate flights on London-Lahore, London-Islamabad and Manchester-Islamabad routes.