Virgin Atlantic’s new flights to Pakistan from Heathrow and Manchester have gone on sale.

Return economy tickets start at £504, Premium at £756 and Upper Class from £1,986. 

The airline starts the services in December to Lahore and Islamabad from London and Islamabad also from Manchester, subject to regulatory approvals.

The routes will be flown by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft 31 Upper Class suites, 35 Premium and 192 economy seats. 

More than 290,000 seats a year between the UK and Pakistan will be available.

Islamabad will be served three times a week from Heathrow and four a week from Manchester. Heathrow-Lahore will operate four times a week.

The fares were made available the day after rival British Airways confirmed four flights a week to Lahore from Heathrow starting on October 12.