BRITISH Airways (BA) will increase the frequency between Chennai and London to a daily service from October 27, up from the earlier six flights a week.
BA will also serve the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner with three class configurations: business, premium economy and economy. Chennai will become the second market in India after Hyderabad where the airline operates the Dreamliner aircraft.
Christopher Fordyce, BA’s regional commercial manager, South Asia, said: “The daily service will give business and leisure customers the opportunity to connect with our extensive global network from Heathrow.”
The growing economy in Chennai will offer opportunities to international airlines, posited Rajji Rai, chairman, Uniglobe Swift Travel. “India is the second biggest market for BA after North America. BA has been seeing a good demand from South India in the past and its frequency addition will help it to further consolidate its position in the region,” he added.