Good news for travellers from southern India flying to and from the UK as British Airways (BA) resumes its operations to Chennai thrice a week, from London Heathrow Airport.
The flag carrier of the UK will operate direct flights from Chennai to London from August 31.
British Airways has increased flights from India to the UK from 10 to 20 per week from August 16. The decision came as the UK government moved India to an amber list, according to Indian media reports.
Earlier this month, the UK government moved India from the 'red' list to the 'amber' list on August 8. In addition, the Indian government allowed UK carriers to operate additional flights, increasing the weekly cap from 15 to 34 per week.
Moran Birger, British Airways' Head of Sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, said: "It is wonderful to see connections between India and London being restored after months of uncertainty caused by the global pandemic.
“These additional new flights will allow our Indian customers, who have waited so patiently, to reunite with their loved ones. The flights also provide new travel options for Indian students wishing to travel to the UK and beyond for further studies, ahead of the start of a new academic year."