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British Airways boosts flights between India and the United Kingdom

British Airways has announced that it has increased flights between India and the United Kingdom from 10 to 20-flights-a-week. The announcement comes as the Indian government allowed UK carriers to operate 34 flights per week.

As per the revised schedule, British Airways will operate 20 direct return flights connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to London Heathrow.

Moran Birger, Head of Sales for South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, British Airways, 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.

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It is to be noted that India has been added to the UK government’s Amber list meaning that fully vaccinated travellers (those with a UK-approved vaccine) will not have to quarantine upon arrival in the UK but will still need to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

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.

Meanwhile, Buy-On-Board has returned to British Airways’ short-haul flights and has also announced four new routes out of Belfast. The airline has reopened its First Class lounge at New York JFK for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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