After British Airways, French Airline Air France has announced that its ready to resume its operations in Pakistan after 11 years. Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan said in an announcement on Friday, 15th February.
He said that the airline had been planning to resume its services after witnessing a conducive business environment in Pakistan.
With the security situation being improved significantly improved in Pakistan, the militant attacks have sharply decreased in the country, giving way to tourism and trade opportunities. Earlier, an Iranian airline had also expressed interest to start flight operation in Pakistan.
The British Airways had announced in December 2018 that it would resume its flight operations to Pakistan from June 2019 with direct flights between Heathrow-London and Islamabad thrice a week.
Praising the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Mr. Ghulam Sarwar said that a peaceful, secure environment has been created in Pakistan.
While briefing the media he said, “It stands ready to be a hub of commerce, trade, and foreign investment. A major step in this direction is the overhauling of the visa regime wherein nationals of more than 50 countries would be given visa on arrival.”