To find the cheapest flights to Islamabad you will most certainly need to compare all airports and airlines well in advance of your travel dates, in most cases the lowest airfares can be found during the off peak seasons with average prices of around £420.00 this can vary significantly depending on which airport you travel from i.e. Birmingham and Manchester have the lowest taxes therefore reducing the overall cost of the flight price, fares to islamabad from heathrow are very competitive despite having the highest rate of airport taxes, for islamabad there are more flights from heathrow than any other UK airport and airlines often compete with each other and offer great savings along with choice.
Currently the following airlines have direct and indirect flights to Islamabad from the UK
PIA - Pakistan Int Airlines (IATA Code: PK)
Emirates Airlines (IATA Code: EK)
Etihad Airways (IATA Code: EY)
Qatar Airways (IATA Code: QR)
Turkish Airlines (IATA Code: TK)
Kuwait Airways (IATA Code: KU)
Oman Air (IATA Code: WY)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (IATA Code: SV)
Most of the airlines listed above fly from most major UK airports except for Oman Air and Kuwait Airways that fly from London Heathrow only, since 2013 saudi arabian airlines have started operating flights from Manchester Airport.
Location of Islamabad
Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the north of the country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and North-West Frontier Province, Margalla pass being a gateway to the North-West Frontier Province. The city was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital. However, the capital was not moved directly from Karachi to Islamabad. It was first shifted to Rawalpindi and then to Islamabad after all the developmental works were finished.
Attractions in Islamabad
Shah Faisal Mosque (6th Largest in the world)
Pakistan Monument Museum
Saudi Pak Tower
Centaurus Shopping Mall
It is without doubt that Islamabad has the highest number of air passengers travelling to the capital city every day from the UK, it has nearly twice the rate of passenger numbers than any other city of Pakistan. There are almost 10 daily flights departing for Islambad from the UK with London heathrow airport currently having the most number of passengers flying to Islamabad on direct and indirect flights. Although PIA - Pakistan international airlines is the only airline flying directly into Pakistan from Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham it is not the only option for travellers especially for those requiring flights from other airports such as Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin and Edinburgh airports, with over a dozen airlines operating flights to Islamabad from these airports there is a wide range of choice for passengers to travel indirectly to Islamabad, most flights operate short connecting flights into their main hubs i,e, for qatar airways a short connection into Doha airport is an alternative and suitable for all passengers.
Where to stay in Islamabad
When arriving into Islamabad's main airport located in Rawalpindi, the quickest and cost effective way to get around is by Taxi, the city offers a choice of bed and breakfast accommodations to 5 star luxury hotels. Depending on which region your staying i.e. Islamabad, Rawalpindi or neighboring towns and cities you will notice a difference in price and quality. Apart from hotels there is now a great choice of traditional to upmarket apartments available to rent from private individuals you can find them all around the inner and out parts of the city from islamabad to Rawalpindi and beyond. Most private apartments are advertised on the various internet sites that can be found online.
The following hotels are the most popular among western travellers
Bhurban Hill Aprtments
Serai Boutique Hotel
Best Western Hotel
Car hire is available at the airport
Europcar available at islamabad airport
Avis Rent a car available at Islamabad airport
Various non franchise car hire companies located around the city
Money Echange is available at various locations around the city
All types of food and catering can be found within Islamabad city
Various Private health clinics are situated within the city
Health & Fitness
Visit The Islamabad Club (Mureee Road Islamabad)
Gun and Country Club (Pakistan Sports Complex)
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