BA stopped KHI in 1990-91 because of the detoriating law and order situation in KHI and then completely focused on ISB till 2001.
ISB proved to be an excellent money maker for BA
with regular eqmp upgrades from tristars to 742s then 744s (LHR
-ISB) and then B 772ER LHR
ISB is also a very high yield market because its the political capital of PAK and dips fly F & J to Europe-USA-CAN
v often from there + other political-UN mission-agencies etc too have numerous offices in ISB. The city too attracts traffic from nearby big cities such as LHE and PEW. Emirates according to its KHI marketing manager made a 200% profit in 2002 on its ISB route because it always used to get F & J class seats sold out and in 02 there was no BA
KHI is too crowded and competitive when it comes to European and USA flights with EK
-QR-GF-LX-PIA-SV-RJ-KU etc all flying very frequently with decent sized aircraft. What BA
can do is codeshare with LX
to KHI for the time being!!!
Competition that BA
will face from ISB now is from EK
-QR-SU-KU-GF and PIA only with PIA and EK
only being the real challenge esp EK
when it comes to taking back their premium pax who switched to EK
pulled out of ISB.