Christopher Fordyce, Regional Commercial Manager, British Airways, South Asia, said from October 27, the premium airline will fly daily to the city of Nizams, providing seamless connections to over 500 destinations around the world.

"For British Airways, Hyderabad is truly a key market in our South Asian network. We have witnessed tremendous growth in the market since 2008, resulting in concerted growth in the outbound business and leisure tourism,” Christopher Fordyce said.

"Our customers from Hyderabad will now be able to enjoy daily service to the UK whilst enjoying British Airways’ unmatched inflight services and flying experience," Fordyce said.

India as a whole is amongst the fastest growing markets for British Airways and is the second largest market for the airlines outside the UK, after the US.

According to international tourism board, India has emerged as the world's fastest-growing outbound market and in absolute numbers it is second only to China. "The number of Indians travelling overseas is set to rise from around 15 million today to 50 million by 2020. This phenomenal growth will be further supplemented by growth of India's middle class, which is expected to grow to 50 percent by 2030 as against the current 5 percent,” he said.

The daily flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 in a three class configuration offering, flat beds in Club World, World Traveller plus and World Traveller seats.

British Airways has been flying to India for 84 years and currently operates 46 flights a week from London Heathrow to five cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.


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