INDIA is in the news again with British Airways the first airline to unveil its plans for the sub-continent following the speedy further expansion of what was a recent upgrading of the bilateral between the London and Delhi. Under the new arrangement UK airlines can operate 42 flights each week from Heathrow to Mumbai (left) and the Indian capital from October 2005. This will rise to 49 flights per week from March 2006 and 56 flights per week from October 2006. From October 2005, UK airlines can operate seven flights per week from the UK to Bangalore and to Chennai. This will rise to 14 per week to both cities from March 2006. BMI, a major beneficiary of the arrangements, which allow the airline to introduce long haul from Heathrow, initially four times weekly service to Mumbai from 4 May. Expect Sir Michael Bishop to announce further expansion at that time.