Rush to make up for Jet’s loss: British Airways increases flights to Bengaluru

As airlines from both India and the UK try to fill the void in connectivity between India and London after the grounding of Jet Airways, British Airways today announced that it is adding more flights this spring to its daily schedule from Bengaluru to London Heathrow.

“The airline will be increasing its existing weekly schedule with three additional flights from Bengaluru to Heathrow, from April 2020, offering those customers who want to travel during the busy spring period more flexibility,” said a release from the airline.

This announcement by British Airways follows an announcement by Virgin Atlantic, which has announced to connect Delhi with Manchester, for the first time, starting from October 2020.

“In January this year, we welcomed our brand new A350 from Bengaluru to London Heathrow. As one of the busiest airports in India, Bengaluru is an important hub for us and with these additional flights we will be offering a convenient choice of 10 flights a week this spring from Bengaluru to connect to our worldwide network of over 200 destinations,” Moran Birger, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific and Middle East, was quoted in the statement.

The statement added that British Airways would also be increasing services next winter from Gatwick to Cape Town, St Lucia and Cancun. The airline will also be launching six new European routes starting from July from Heathrow to Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey.

Fares between India and UK are high after Jet Airways, which was a dominant player in this sector, was grounded due to financial problems in April last year.

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