British Airways is expanding its African network by starting three weekly flights directly from London Heathrow to Durban, South Africa. The service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban and will be operated by the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Durban is the second new African route British Airways will start this year. In March it began flying twice weekly to Seychelles from Heathrow. It also expanded its three Gatwick/ Mauritius services to five a week.
A statement issued by the Airline said "Elsewhere in Africa, it has added more seats to Lagos and is introducing new onboard products and services on African routes including its daily services to Accra in Ghana."