British Airways introduce direct Durban service

British Airways will become the only carrier to operate a direct flight between Europe and Durban when it launches a three-times-weekly service from London Heathrow to the South African city on 29th October 2018.

The east coast city sits on a golden mile of sand, warmed by the Indian Ocean and frequented by dolphins. Durban is Africa’s busiest port and South Africa’s third largest city with a mesmeric overtone of African culture mixed with Indian and colonial influence.

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How British Airways choose new routes for their A380 super-jumbos

As the popularity of the double-decker Airbus A380 continues to soar amongst airlines and travellers alike, Jack Walker (Network Development Manager at British Airways) and David Smith (Schedule Planning Manager) tells us how the airline decides which routes the new giant of the skies operate

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Qatar Airways Dreamliner Maputo Route

From the 27th March 2016 Qatar Airways will upgrade its Doha to Maputo route to a non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly, saving passengers approximately five hours each way. The airline currently serves the Doha to Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg. The new route will allow convenient options to and from more than 150 destinations worldwide.

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London to Johannesburg with Iberia Airlines

Iberia Airlines will fly from London to Johannesburg, via Madrid, from August 2016. The British Airways sister airline will fly three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with return flights operating on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Schedules are designed with London connections in mind. Iberia will use the A330-300 on the route, which can accommodate up to 36 passengers in business class and 242 in the economy.

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New Aircraft for the Virgin Atlantic Johannesburg Route

Virgin Atlantic have taken delivery of its seventh 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft at London Heathrow. The ‘Olivia Rae’ will begin flying the London to Johannesburg route for the winter 2015 schedule. It’s a great time to visit Johannesburg and Virgin Atlantic’s airline partners offer easy connections so you can explore even more of South Africa.

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