14 MAY 2018
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The only non-stop link between Europe and Durban takes off on 29 October with British Airways launching a three-times-weekly service from Heathrow. Flights will be operated by the airline’s newest aircraft, the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner.
Noted for its spectacular setting, Durban, as home to the busiest port in South Africa and a large manufacturing hub, is a major business destination.
BA chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said: “This new route will secure another important link between the UK and the region that will be a welcome addition for business travellers.”
In Durban, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs minister Sihle Zikalala, said: “The sheer diversity in business opportunities that visitors can access through this gateway into the province of KwaZulu-Natal will unlock enormous potential.
“The investment and trade opportunities presented by this direct flight between Durban and London will undoubtedly add value to our economy.”
BA operates a twice-daily service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Johannesburg and flies year-round to Cape Town every day from Terminal 3 and three times a week from Gatwick in winter.
The new route comes as BA continues the roll-out of its £4.5bn five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on the premium cabins while providing more choice and quality for all passengers.
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