British Airways to launch new flights between Delhi and London Heathrow in April 2025

When it rains, it pours. At the moment, this is true for non-stop flight announcements between Indian cities and London, arguably one of the most popular destinations in Europe for Indians. Close on the heels of the expanded bilateral agreement between India and the United Kingdom and Virgin Atlantic’s expanded flights between Mumbai and London Heathrow, now there is an announcement from British Airways as well.

British Airways to launch third daily flight between Delhi and London Heathrow.

British Airways will add a new daily flight to its schedule between Delhi and London Heathrow from April 20, 2025. This will increase the airline’s schedule across India to 63 weekly flights across five cities.

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British Airways Boeing 787-8 (Image : Krzysztof Kaczala)

British Airways currently operates 56 weekly flights – three daily from Mumbai, double daily from Delhi, and a daily service from Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft offering Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, said,

This is a milestone year for us at British Airways as we celebrate 100 years of flying to India. I’m delighted to announce the addition of a third daily flight from the vibrant capital city of India, Delhi offering convenient travel choices from India to London Heathrow, and to our extensive worldwide network of more than 200 destinations.

Moran Birger, Head of Sales Asia Pacific and Middle East at British Airways, said

This significant historical year is a testament to our longstanding relationship with India, built over the last 100 years and reflecting our deep-rooted commitment to the country and its people. With an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction and convenience, we strive to set new standards and elevate the travel experience for all our customers. We eagerly anticipate welcoming passengers on board our new flights and continuing our legacy of excellence in the skies.

The daily flights from Delhi will arrive at a convenient time at London Heathrow, allowing customers to seamlessly connect onwards to British Airways’ extensive network of 26 destinations in the US, ensuring a smooth and efficient travel experience.

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For reference, here is the current British Airways schedule operating out of Delhi,

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British Airways has put its hat in the ring to claim its fair share of the expanded bilateral agreement between India and the United Kingdom. The airline will add a new flight, a third one, between Delhi and London Heathrow, to be launched in April 2025. Virgin Atlantic will also launch another flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow in October 2024.

What do you make of the expansion of flights between India and the United Kingdom by British Airways?

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  1. I remember the old days when BA had only daily flights to BOM and DEL.

    The change came in 2005 when BOM went double daily with a day time return.

    Here we are 20 years later with triple daily to BOM and DEL each, which shows that the UK-india market has both healthy demand, and crucially good premium yields as other than NYC (JFK and EWR) and DXB, no other destination on the BA network has triple daily like BOM and DEL.

    All that from a slot constrained airport! Kudos to BA!

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