British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) is planning to resume services to Pakistan on June 2, 2019, after a ten-year hiatus caused by security concerns, the BBC has reported.

While the details of the schedule are yet to be revealed, the carrier intends to operate 3x weekly to Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l, a new airport opened in May 2018. The opening of the new facility alleviated congestion and security concerns associated with the former gateway, Islamabad Benazir Bhutto Int'l.

Once the flights are launched, BA is set to become the first European Union carrier to resume operations to Pakistan.

The airline stopped flights to the country after a high profile bombing of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, which killed over 50 people in 2008.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l) is currently the only airline operating between Pakistan and the European Union. PIA connects Islamabad, Lahore Int'l, and Karachi Int'l with London Heathrow, Manchester Int'l, Birmingham Int'l, Paris CDG, Barcelona El Prat, and Copenhagen Kastrup.