BA adds flights to Africa


British Airways is growing its African frequencies and improving connectivity through London Heathrow.

In West Africa it will increase its daily services to Ghana by three a week from 27 October, using Boeing 767s to complement the existing Boeing 777 flights. This brings the total number of weekly services to 10. From Summer 2014, a larger four-cabin Boeing 747 aircraft will replace one of the Boeing 777s currently on the route. 

The additional Ghana flights will depart Terminal 5 at 22h25 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Accra at 05h20. The return service departs Accra at 08h10 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Heathrow at 15h15.

BA will also add a fourth weekly service to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

In East Africa it will add an additional frequency to Uganda to offer four weekly flights. The new schedule, effective 30 March 2014, will see flights departing Terminal 5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12h20, arriving in Entebbe at 22h50 the same day. The return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays will depart Entebbe at 01h00, arriving at Terminal 5 at 07h50.

North African services have been bolstered by a fourth weekly flight to Tripoli.

South African customers are already able to make bookings on the A380, the airline’s largest and most modern aircraft, which begins flying to Johannesburg on 12 February. This is only the third BA A380 route to be announced, after Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Services to Cape Town will double from the current daily service to a double-daily operation over the busy South African summer season

BA is also investing in its lounges, and by the end of the year the Cape Town and Johannesburg facilities will be upgraded.