British Airways will now be flying six days a week from Chennai to London starting this Sunday, Christopher Fordyce, regional commercial manager, BA, South Asia, said.
Fordyce said on Monday that the sixth direct service was being launched as the city is a critical part of British Airways’ strategy in South Asia. This comes after British Airways marked 25 years of legacy, innovation and flying to Chennai.
Refusing to release the figures, Fordyce said the city has a lot of growth potential. “Being a commercial and cultural hub of South India, we have nearly double digit growth on London-Chennai sector,” he said.
To a query on whether this is due to Britain planning to have an additional office in Tamil Nadu, Fordyce said that it does have an indirect impact on the decision to fly additional flights from Chennai and that plans for a daily flight in London-Chennai sector are on, adding that this winter, British Airways would be operating daily flights from Hyderabad.
He said British Airways would shift its operations in Chennai, from Anna International Terminal, Chennai Airport to the New International Terminal (NITC), Chennai on Tuesday.
AirAsia has also said that the company would be shifting its flight operations in Chennai, from Anna International Terminal, Chennai Airport to the New International Terminal from Tuesday.