BA boosts East African operations


British Airways is adding more flights and growing capacity to East Africa. 

In Uganda it will increase services between Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and Entebbe from three to four flights a week from the end of March. It is also amending the schedule to improve connections at Terminal 5 to other international destinations including North America, where there is a choice of British Airways or American Airlines flights nearly every hour. 

At the same time, it will replace the Boeing 777s on the daily service between London and Nairobi, Kenya, with the larger Boeing 747-400s. This will add over 780 seats a week on the route.

The airline is backing the capacity and schedule increases with a series of special offers, with some fares discounted by as much as 42% and a choice of destinations in the UK, Europe and North America.

Elsewhere in Africa, British Airways is increasing capacity to Ghana, deploying a larger four-cabin Boeing 747-400 aircraft to replace one of the Boeing 777s operating its 10 weekly services to Accra.

In early March it increased capacity to South Africa, when it introduced six A380 services as part of its double-daily service to Johannesburg. In May, it will grow its winter schedule to Cape Town from daily to 10 a week.