British Airways to operate flights from India under bilateral deal – Business Traveler


British Airways has announced that it will resume direct flights from India to London Heathrow, as part of a bilateral deal with the Indian government. These flight services will restart from August 17, 2020.The UK’s national carrier will operate five flights per week from Delhi and Mumbai to London Heathrow and four flights per week from Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Departure Arrival Departure time Arriving time Plane
London heathrow Delhi 1010 2330 B787-9
Delhi London heathrow 0150 0645 (+1) B787-9
London heathrow Bombay 1015 2355 B777
Bombay London heathrow 0155 0705 (+1) B777
London heathrow Bengaluru 1415 0445 (+1) A350
Bengaluru London heathrow 0700 1310 A350
London heathrow Hyderabad 1540 0545 (+1) B787-9
Hyderabad London heathrow 0715 1310 B787-9

British Airways will ensure passenger safety through a series of measures. Prior to travel, customers will receive information about changes at their airport, on-board experience, and advice on how to prepare for travel.

Passengers should check-in online, upload their boarding pass and, where possible, scan it themselves at the boarding gate, observe social distances and use automated contactless features in the lounges of the airline, such as the new online catering service, among others. . More details on security measures can be viewed here.

Moran Birger, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific & Middle East, British Airways said: “After months of uncertainty caused by the global lockdown, we are delighted to be able to once again provide a direct flight between India and the United Kingdom.

“We know that many of our customers in India were waiting to be reunited with their friends and family. We look forward to welcoming them back on board. ”

Jan Thompson, UK Acting High Commissioner to India, said: “I am delighted to see British Airways once again operate direct flights between our countries. This will be good news for the many UK students, professionals and travelers who need to return to the UK.

“We are grateful to the Indian government for allowing UK carriers to reestablish the route, and we look forward to seeing more flights soon.”

In accordance with the directives of the Ministry of the Interior, persons will only be allowed to travel if:

  • They are citizens of the country where they are flying.
  • They have a green card, OCI card for permanent resident status or any other special status in that country.
  • They are stranded in nearby neighboring countries and allowed to exit through India.
  • This is an Indian national traveling to the UK who holds any type of visa from any country (other than a tourist visa) with a minimum validity of one month.


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