BA adds frequency to SA

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British Airways has added four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg, increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 per week.

The new flights are being operated with the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the airline’s newest aircraft, alongside the existing 14 weekly A380 services.

During the South African winter, a Boeing 747-400 replaces one of the daily A380s, while the 787 schedule remains at four a week.

BA has also started flights from London to Durban and will offer three weekly services, also using Boeing 787-8s.

Cape Town is also receiving additional frequency with double-daily summer flights from London Heathrow, as well as introducing three weekly flights between Gatwick and the Mother City next month.

All in all, BA will operate 38 flights per week to three South African destinations.

The additional Johannesburg flights will depart London Heathrow at 16h20, arriving at O.R. Tambo International Airport at 05h40.

The return flight will leave Johannesburg at 07h40, landing at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 17h50.