British Airways launches direct flight between Durban and London


British Airways launches direct flight between Durban and London

British Airways launches direct flight between Durban and London

British Airways is launching direct flights between Durban and London three times a week from October 29. The new route adds to the airline's existing twice-daily flights between Johannesburg and London and daily flights between Cape Town and London. The Durban route expansion was part of British Airways' £4.5bn, five-year customer investment plan, it said in a media release on Tuesday.

"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. The aircraft will arrive at King Shaka International in the morning and land back at Heathrow in the evening," British Airways said. "Great Britain and KwaZulu-Natal share a very rich history, and we are excited to be able to rekindle that relationship with the launch of this new route," Sihle Zikalala, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development, tourism and environmental affairs said.