London and the UK is set to get even closer with the start of British Airways’ new direct service from Durban.
From October 30, the airline’s customers will be able to visit the exciting capital with its amazing sights, culture and history with three direct flights a week from Durban to London Heathrow Terminal 5.
The service will be the only non-stop link between Durban and London, and flights will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Designed to enhance customer wellbeing, the new fuel efficient aircraft boasts smooth ride technology, which minimises the effects of turbulence and creates a more comfortable trip. Lower pressurisation results in cabin air that is less dry, reducing the effects of jet lag. A wide choice of on-demand films, as well as television and audio programmes are available for viewing on each customer’s personal flat screen. Comfortable ergonomically-designed seats, complimentary meals and a full bar service will also be available on board.
The timetable will have an evening arrival into Heathrow and an early morning arrival into Durban.
British Airways also flies twice-daily from Johannesburg to Heathrow, and daily from Cape Town year-round. During the South African summer season, flights increase to an additional four weekly flights from Johannesburg to Heathrow, a double daily from Cape Town to Heathrow plus three weekly flights to London Gatwick.
The route expansion comes as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.