British Airways Marks 60 Years Of India’s Republic With A Special Republic Day Offer

Travel for INR 26,000 for bookings made on 26, 27 and 28 January, 2010

Online PR News – 25-January-2010 – – January 25, 2010: To celebrate sixty years since India became a republic, British Airways is offering a special deal for customers flying from Mumbai and Delhi to London. On 26th January, and for another two days, economy class fares will be available for INR 26,000/- only, inclusive of all taxes and charges.

Judy Jarvis, British Airways’ regional commercial manager, South Asia said, “It is 60 years since India became a republic, 80 years since British Airways has been flying to India and 90 years since we started operations as an airline. And since Republic Day is an important national celebration, significant across all of India, we want to mark the occasion with this one-off special deal. We hope that it encourages our customers here in India to remember the ties that bind our two nations and to present a perfect excuse to visit the UK.”

The special Republic Day rates are for flight only prices and are inclusive of all taxes and charges. The base price of each seat from Delhi and Mumbai is INR 8,500 and 9,000 respectively. The remaining amount is made up of taxes and surcharges.

The offer is available across economy cabin classes for flights departing Mumbai and Delhi to London Heathrow and valid for bookings made between January 26 to 28, 2010. Outbound travel has to be between May 01 and June 30 2010.

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For further information, please contact the British Airways press office:
Dirk Lewis (9004669480) or Nalini Neha (9833865234), Fleishman Hillard Mumbai

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About British Airways
British Airways has a worldwide route network that covers more than 150 destinations in 75 countries.

In August 2009, British Airways celebrated its 90th anniversary. The airline has carried more than 1.2 billion customers on its extensive network, and is recognised as one of the world’s elite carriers. It is one of the world's largest international airlines carrying approximately 36 million passengers around the world every year.

British Airways has been flying to India for 80 years and currently operates 45 flights a week from London Heathrow to five cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. British Airways operates flights to India from London Heathrow’s state-of-the-art Terminal 5 which opened on March 27, 2008 and is exclusive to the airline's customers and is capable of handling 30 million customers a year.

In September 2009, British Airways was awarded the Best European Airline by readers of Business Traveller at the 18th Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards.

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