British Airways on 30 July 2013 announced that it intends to increase its flight frequency from Hyderabad to London by having daily flights. The daily flights will be operated by a Boeing 777.
British airways is the UK-based premium airline. For British Airways, Hyderabad is truly a key market in their South Asian network. It has shown tremendous growth in the market since 2008, which resulted in concerted growth in the outbound business and leisure tourism.
India as a nation is amongst the fastest growing markets for British Airways and is the second largest market for the airlines after USA. As per international tourism board’s estimate, India emerged as the world’s fastest growing outbound market recently and in terms of numbers it is second only to China.
The number of Indians travelling overseas is set to rise from around 15 million to 50 million by 2020. India’s middle class is likely to grow to 50 per cent by 2030 as against the current 5 per cent. British Airways has been flying to India for the last 84 years. At present, it operates 46 flights a week from London Heathrow to five following cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Who: British Airways.
When: 30 July 2013.