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British Airways pads up Hyderabad flights
Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, August 5, 2013

BRITISH Airways (BA) is set to increase its London-Hyderabad services from six flights per week to daily beginning October 27, on a Boeing 777-200 in a three-class configuration.


The airline had last upped the frequency of the service from five- to six-weekly flights in October last year.


Christopher Fordyce, regional commercial manager, South Asia, BA, said: “It is a joyous moment for us at BA to further enhance our services to India, which is our second-largest market outside the UK.


“For BA, Hyderabad is truly a key market in our South Asian network. We have witnessed tremendous growth in the market since 2008, resulting in concerted growth in the outbound business and leisure tourism.”


According to VisitBritain, some 339,000 Indian nationals travelled to the UK in 2012.


Subhash Goyal, chairman, STIC Travel Group, commented: “The frequency enhancement to Hyderabad will help to meet the growing demand of business as well as the leisure segment, while providing them more connectivity options.”


BA presently operates 46 flights a week from London to five Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.

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