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British Airways commences Colombo route and enhances Hyderabad

British Airways has commenced a new route to Colombo and enhanced its existing Hyderabad service to six a week.

The airline yesterday announced the start of a three days a week service from London Gatwick to Colombo, Sri Lanka, via Male, Maldives.

To Hyderabad, British Airways appears to be trying to fill the vacancy created by Lufthansa’s withdrawal of service. In case of Colombo, Srilankan Airlines is an applicant member to the oneworld alliance of which British Airways is a founding member. The airline will be looking to strengthen alliances in this part of the world.

The Hyderabad service will be operated by a three class Boeing 767-300ER, while the Male/Colombo service will be operated by a three class Boeing 777-200ER.

To Hyderabad

British Airways Boeing 777-200ER receives water cannon salute at Colombo airport. Image courtesy British Airways.
Courtesy British Airways

BA 277 departs London Heathrow at 14:30 except Sundays, and arrives Hyderabad at 4:55 the next morning.
BA 276 departs Hyderabdad at 6:50 except Mondays and arrives London Heathrow at 12:50.
On Wednesdays, flight 276 leaves and arrives 10 minutes later.

To Colombo

BA2043 departs London Gatwick at 19:30 on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, arrives Colombo at 12:35 the next afternoon.
BA2042 departs Colombo Monday, Thursday, Saturday 14:05 and arrives London Gatwick at 22:50 the same night.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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