British Airways, the UK-based carrier has announced that it will increase the frequency of flights between India and London from 10 to 20 flights per week starting from August 16, 2021.
The announcement comes after the Indian government has now allowed UK carriers to operate 34 flights per week.
As per the schedule shared by the airline, it will be operating 20 direct return flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad to London Heathrow.
It is worth mentioning that earlier this month the United Kingdom has moved India from the country’s ‘Red’ to “Amber” list, which means Indians can now travel to the United Kingdom without mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine.
Moran Birger, British Airways head of sales for South Asia, the middle east, and Africa said:
“It is wonderful to see connections between India and London being restored after months of uncertainty caused by the global pandemic. These additional new flights will allow our Indian customers, who have waited so patiently, to reunite with their loved ones.”
“The flights also provide new travel options for Indian students wishing to travel to the UK and beyond for further studies, ahead of the start of a new academic year.”
For a smooth journey, passengers can download Verifly app before departing to London. The app allows the customers to combine their travel verification documents and Covid-19 test results in one place and confirms their eligibility with a few steps.
Indian Carriers To Operate 30 Frequencies Per Week
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India allowed 30 frequencies (60 Flights) weekly flights to operate between India and the UK under its Vande Bharat Mission.
“Out of the 30 frequencies per week available to Indian carriers, 26 frequencies have been allotted to Air India and the remaining 4 frequencies have been allotted to Vistara Airlines.”