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British Airways resumes flights from Chennai

British Airways has resumed flights between Chennai and London for the first time in eight months. Chennai is now the fifth city in India that British Airways presently serves after Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

British Airways has today resumed flights between Chennai International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. For now, the airline will operate 3-weekly flights. However, as of October 2021, the London-based carrier will operate 4-weekly flights with services increasing to daily in November 2021.

The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • London-Chennai
  • Departure time: 12:55
  • Arrival time: 03:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: BA35
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (from 4th October 2021, additional flights on Mondays; increasing to daily flights from November)
  • Chennai-London
  • Departure time: 05:31
  • Arrival time: 11:50
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 49 minutes
  • Flight number: BA36
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (from 5th October 2021, additional flights on Tuesdays; increasing to daily flights from November)

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These flights will be operated by the airline’s Boeing B787-8 featuring 35 Club World seats (Business Class), 25 World Traveller Plus seats (Premium Economy) and 154 World Traveller seats (Economy Class).

The direct service will enhance connectivity options for students who wish to travel overseas for further education.

Presently, the airline is also operating 20 direct return flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad to London Heathrow.

Moran Birger, Head of Sales for South Asia, Middle East, and Africa, British Airways, said:

We can’t wait to welcome our customers onboard our flights and are delighted to be able to reunite families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart. The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We have also introduced a range of measures to provide stress and hassle-free travel.

For a smooth journey, passengers can download VeriFly app before departing to London. The app allows the passengers 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 and has increased flights between India and London following a surge in demand. British Airways has also resumed flights to Phoenix, Arizona and has reopened Concorde Room at London Heathrow and New York – JFK.

Featured image by Flickr/Matt Varley

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