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 also be worthwhile to consider reliable travel agency portals – 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 dormitory, a student could compare the prices of different airlines departing for Lahore, on different days, of the choice of 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 the web site of a particular airline, which would obviously provide fare details only for that carrier and thus limit the student's choice.
For flights to Lahore, given that it is not as big an airport as the capital Islamabad or Karachi, it may be necessary to fly to Karachi and then Pakistan International Airlines domestic flight to Lahore, but the portal would offer you map to the final destination which in this case is Lahore. So if budget is a top priority that will be for most students, this should not be too much of a guess as it will involve several hours 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 and as a result 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. It benefits the customer as well – so this is a situation where all the winners, both the airline or travel agent and customer, can get.
Apart from students who apparently travel to Lahore's hometown 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 the capital like Islamabad but is similar to the place Mumbai holds in India (cosmopolitan and economically prosperous) relative to the capital New Delhi. Lahore is one city in Pakistan where Pakistan's culture can really be soaked up.