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.
|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.
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.