BA increases Johannesburg flights


The three additional flights British Airways introduced to Johannesburg early last year on a trial basis have now been confirmed in the 2013 schedule. This means the airline will continue to operate 17 flights a week from London to Johannesburg.

It will use Boeing 777 aircraft to operate the three additional services. The aircraft will fly overnight to Johannesburg, turn around in 90 minutes and return to London as a daylight service. The double-daily Boeing 747-400 service will remain unchanged and will continue to operate as an overnight service on both the inbound and outbound sectors. BA is the only carrier to offer a First Class cabin on direct London services and the Boeing 777 daylight service will offer a full First cabin of 14 seats, 48 Club World (Business Class), 40 World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and 124 World Traveller (Economy) seats.

BA also flies directly to Cape Town, offering double-daily 747-400 services in the busy summer season between October and March, and reverting to a daily schedule during the Western Cape winter. BA currently serves 18 routes in 15 African countries and recently increased its frequencies to Luanda (Angola) to three a week, and Nairobi (Kenya) to 10 a week.

For more information visit

Previous articleFive African Getaways
Next articleLooking Ahead to 2011