British Airways boosts seats to Lagos

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British Airways is increasing the number of seats to Nigeria, introducing its newly refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos from September.

The aircraft are larger than the Boeing 777s which the airline currently operates and will add an extra 343 seats a week on the busy route between London and Nigeria’s commercial capital.

As well as a refreshed interior, the revamped 747s also have a larger Club World cabin, with 16 more lie-flat beds.

The refurbished jumbos are already in service on routes including Johannesburg, Dubai, Kuwait, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC.

As part of the upgrade, customers in World Traveller Plus will now have access to a universal power socket at every seat and will have their own USB sockets to power phones and tablets.

New seat foams have been installed in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus to increase customer comfort along with updated seat covers fitted to match those on the A380 and 787.

The flight numbers and schedule will remain the same, with BA75 departing Heathrow at 11h30 and landing in Lagos at 17h55.

The return service operates as BA74, leaving Lagos at 22h55 and arriving at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 05h25 the following morning.