Aside from researching the website of Pakistan's national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for cheap flights to Lahore from the United Kingdom, it might be worthwhile to consider reliable travel agency portals too – here again, you will save valuable time – you should not go in person to the office of travel agencies. From the comfort of their library or hostel dormitory, a student could compare the prices of different airlines departing for Lahore, on different days, by choosing different airlines, so that the student concerned could decide depending on his priorities and his budget.
In general, the price of a plane ticket like British Airways would be slightly higher than Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The advantage of accessing a web based portal would be that the student would have affordable fares from different airlines compared to websites of a particular airline that would obviously provide fare details only to that carrier and thus limit the student's choice.
For flights to Lahore, since it is not a big airport like the capital Islamabad or Karachi, you may have to fly to Karachi and then a domestic flight on Pakistan International Airlines to Lahore, but the portal would offer you a ticket to the final destination which is in this case Lahore. So if budget is a top priority that will be for most students, it should not bother you too much as it will involve an hour of travel, but in the end the student will be able to save valuable money that he could use to buy some gifts for his friends and relatives and makes them happy.
Today, Lahore has become a bustling, cosmopolitan city, which is why more locals and tourists travel there. When that happens, airlines can offer cheaper fares to Lahore. Cheaper prices can be offered when larger quantities are available and in the end profits can be derived from smaller sales but larger quantities. All this benefits the customer too – so this is a situation where all the winners, both the airline or travel agent and customer, can get.
Aside from students who apparently travel to their native Lahore mostly annually, the number of tourists who also visit Lahore is also steadily increasing – no doubt Lahore has a rich history and culture, but it has also become a modern city with an important place in world affairs, perhaps not a capital like Islamabad, but it is similar to the place Mumbai holds in India (cosmopolitan and economically prosperous) in comparison to the capital city of New Delhi. Lahore is one city in Pakistan where the culture of Pakistan can really be soaked up.