British Airways launches visa-linked offer for travellers

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: May 7 2014, 02:59am hrs
After Indian carriers wooed the travellers with discounted fares, it is now the turn of foreign player British Airways (BA) to launch an offer which allows customers avail a discount that equals the cost of their six-month UK visa.

The offer is valid for tickets booked till June 30 for outbound travel. Journey under the offer can be undertaken by December 31, British Airways said in a release here.

The offer is valid only for visas issued on or post April 8. Passengers have the flexibility to obtain longer term visas but the maximum amount that can be reimbursed by British Airways will be Rs 8,400, the release said.

The UK carrier currently operates 48 flights a week from London Heathrow to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Globally, it has a network of 170 destinations spread across 75 countries.

"India is a key market for British Airways and we continue to offer best-in-class services and travel experiences for our customers from here. This is a great time to visit to the UK and it gives us yet another opportunity to serve our customers from India," said BA Regional Commercial Manager for South Asia Christopher Fordyce.

The airline is excited to introduce these thrilling fares to its customers, which have been designed at a time when people plan their holidays.

"We wanted to give them what they were looking for, by launching this exciting discount offer to travel to the UK, one of the best destinations, packed with an assortment of cultural and historic attractions," he said.