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BA extends India network

BA extends India network

British Airways has announced flights to a new destination in India.

The carrier is to launch it’s five flights a week service to the city of Hyderabad from London Heathrow in October, making it the only airline to offer direct flights between the two destinations.

The route to GMR Hyderabad International Airport is the latest Indian service to be launched by BA, which already serves the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

"Introducing Hyderabad as the next destination in India is to re-emphasise our commitment to the Indian market," the airline said. "We are focusing on providing better facilities and a wider worldwide network to our customers from India."

The Indian aviation market is undergoing continued expansion at the moment on both an international and domestic scale. Air-India Express recently recorded an increase in passenger numbers from 0.5 million in 2005 to 1.8 million for the year ending March 2008.

Demand for domestic services will see the low-cost carrier add new routes this year including from Hyderabad to Ahmedabad.