Virgin Atlantic suspends services to Pakistan and it was widely hailed some time back as suspended. The airline announced that it was ceasing operations between London, Lahore, and Islamabad. Owned by the maverick British entrepreneur Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic commenced its flight operations for Pakistan in December 2020, after approval by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
At the time, the airline operated three routes from Pakistan to the United Kingdom: two from Islamabad to London and Manchester and one from Lahore to London. However, the airline announced last year in September that it would not operate flights between Manchester and Islamabad during the winter and termed it a business decision. The airline pointed out that it reviewed its entire network and decided to make a few changes including suspending its services between London Heathrow and Pakistan.
Though the suspension of Virgin Atlantic suspends services to Pakistan operations implies a temporary withhold it looks quite obvious that they will not resume in the future. Although this may be an upsetting development for the moment it may provide an opportunity for Pakistani entrepreneurs to step into the void created by the departure of the Virgin Atlantic. The Weekender