Currently only PIA operates direct flights from UK to different airports in Pakistan including Benazir Bhutto international airport (ISB) . British airways use to operate non stop flights to Islamabad from London heathrow , but halted their flight operations back in 2007 due to certain reasons.
With an increasing unpredictability in the weather shunning weather extremes, Islamabad experiences beautiful temperate climate round the year. To be more specific, October to March is the best time to explore the natural treasures of the city including wide tree lined avenues, lush flora and fauna in the parks, abundance of flowering plants and the most dominating-Margalla Hills. Days are pleasantly crispy whereas nights are cold during this time. Unpredicted downpours are expected but it makes the sightseeing even more eye-catching. The hottest months are May and June but even these tend not to be really oppressive except for the day time. Cold breezy evenings keep on balancing the extremity of weather conditions. Another way to escape hot weather is the road trip to Daman-e-Koh which is the most momentous picnic point in the city. Plenty of lush green trees and Margalla Hills are almost visible from any corner of the city which is, indeed, a great blessing for those who adore nature.
In the main residential areas, there are a couple of guest houses located in each of the sectors which routinely attend to diplomatic guests. Formal clubs also have guest rooms to attend to the guests of their members. The Highland Country Club has won accolades from its guests for complete suites among its guest houses in the hills. Islamabad has some of the top international hotel chains present such as Serena and Marriot, as well as the Islamabad Margalla (formerly active as Holiday Inn). Pearl Continental has a branch in the neighboring city of Rawalpindi. Local hotels facilitating standard service are also present for charging less for a stay.