BRITISH Airways (BA) will increase frequencies to Chennai and Hyderabad from London’s Heathrow Airport beginning summer 2013, flying six times per week instead of five.
Christopher Fordyce, BA South Asia’s regional commercial manager, said: “We have seen an excellent increase in demand from Hyderabad and Chennai in the last few years. India continues to be one of the fastest growing markets for British Airways.”
Sajan K Gupta, director, Vaayu Seva Tours said: “BA is consolidating its market share in markets that have shown maximum growth in the last two years. London is always an attractive destination for Indians, and Chennai and Hyderabad are booming economically, adding greater consumption power.”
Sunil Kumar, CEO, Travelworld, welcomed the additional weekly flight, saying it would bring more MICE events to Hyderabad.
“Chennai hotel rates are also low with the addition of 1,300 five-star hotel rooms in the last two months, and this (coupled with the additional flights) will increase inbound tourism.”
British Airways is offering a 25 per cent discount on all fares for travel till December 15, 2012.