British Airways spreads wings in Africa


British Airways is expanding its African network, starting services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius and adding more seats on other routes.

The Seychelles service will take to the skies between March and October and will be operated by the airline’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

From the end of October the current three Boeing 777 services from Gatwick to Mauritius will expand to five a week.

The Indian Ocean islands are not the only place the airline is growing its presence.

Elsewhere in Africa it is offering more seats to Lagos (Nigeria), replacing the daily Boeing 777 flight with a larger Boeing 747-400 aircraft and adding 511 seats a week on the route.

The ‘Super High J’ aircraft is configured with a larger business class cabin than its other 747s and has 70 Club World seats.