NEw And Increase India Flight For BA

Tue Apr 09, 2002 1:04 pm

A source from New Delhi has revealed that British Airways (BA) is planning to double the current 18 weekly India flight to 36, and adding 2 new destinations,

BA manager in Southasia quote BA will increase flight to Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. It'll also launch new flight to Bangalore and Hyderabad. BA currently provide 18 weekly service from Kolkata (2x/wk with 777), Delhi(daily 744), Mumbai(daily 744), and Chennai(2x 777).
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RE: NEw And Increase India Flight For BA

Tue Apr 09, 2002 1:53 pm

I thought the UK-India bilateral agreement restricts BA from adding new frequencies to India ? I know the bilateral stipulates an increase in frequency every year, but AI doesn't seem to be in any position to increase its own share of the allotted quota of flights on the LHR-India sector, unless the Civil Aviation ministry wakes up from its stupor and do something to increase AI's pathetic fleet size. Besides how's AI going to take it if the British (as former member B747-437B elaborated) don't provide AI with reasonable slots at LHR for LHR-ORD/LHR-YYZ/LHR-YUL ?