British Airways not to fly between Kolkata and London

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Kolkata, Nov 7 (UNI) British Airways has decided to suspend its flights between Kolkata and London Heathrow from March next year.

Amanda Amos, British Airways' area commercial manager, South Asia, said, ''The decision to suspend flights between Kolkata and London has been a difficult one to make. However, the route is not making a profitable contribution to our business and we are unable to sustain it.'' ''India remains an incredibly important market for British Airways and we continue with our growth plans on routes that we believe will be profitable. We continue to offer our customers an extensive network in India. There will be options for both our passenger and cargo customers in the Kolkata region to join BA services via other Indian gateways.'' Customers booked to travel with British Airways from Kolkata after March 28, 2009, will be contacted by the airline so that alternative arrangements could be made, he added.

British Airways has operated flights intermittently since 1930.

The airline currently operates three flights per week between Kolkata and London Heathrow.

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