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The UK and India.(Asia/Pacific report)(Brief Article)

The UK and India reached agreement to increase the number of weekly flights between the countries from 19 to 40 for each side over the next two years. The deal also opens up new direct routes to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi and will boost service between the UK and Mumbai and Delhi. British Airways operates all of the UK's services allocated under the current accord, a fact that prompted Virgin Atlantic Chairman Richard Branson to state that he "would expect that Virgin Atlantic would be awarded rights to operate the majority of these new services. …

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