BA schedule changes in Africa

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According to , British Airways will suspend flights from Heathrow to Lusaka in Zambia from the start of its winter schedule on 27 October.

The airline currently flies the route three times a week with outbound flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

“The flights are being suspended because they don’t make a profitable contribution to our business,” said BA in a statement. “We are always reviewing our route network to ensure it is in line with the needs of our customers.”

BA will instead add three extra flights from Heathrow to Accra in Ghana from 27 October. This follows Virgin Atlantic’s decision to drop the route from its schedule (see story here).

The airline is also to add an extra weekly flight from Heathrow to Entebbe in Uganda – this will take services from three to four per week from March.

BA will also reduce weekly services from Heathrow to Johannesburg from 17 to 14 a week for the summer of 2014. The airline is planning to use one of its new A380 super jumbos on the route from February.