British Airways has added a major business and leisure boost to Durban's tourism, as the first of its new three direct flights a week schedule touched down in the KwaZulu-Natal coastal city on Tuesday, 30 October.
BA will operate the route between King Shaka and London's Heathrow airport, using its most modern aircraft, contributing to passenger well-being. The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - with an advanced design, composite fuselage that has larger windows and allows for higher pressurisation and more moisture in the cabin air.
A 12% discount is being offered as a launch special - including surcharges and taxes. The rate is bookable from 30 October to 04 November.
Valid for travel up until 23 September 2019. Block-out travel period for economy (World Traveller) and Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) between 30 November to 23 December. There is no block out travel period for Club World.
Fares include taxes and all carried imposed charges but may differ marginally on the day of booking due to exchange rate fluctuations.
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Timetable Winter 2018 - aircraft 787-8
- BA 41 - London to Durban Depart 15:45, Arrive 05:35* Days of the week 1..4.6.
- BA 40 Durban to London Depart 07:35, Arrive 17:45 Days of the week 2..5.7
Timetable Summer 2018 - Aircraft 787-8
- BA 41 London to Durban - Depart 16:45, Arrive 05:35*, Days of the week 1..4.6.
- BA 40 Durban to London - Depart 07:35, Arrive 18:45, Days of the Week .2..5.7
The airline also flies twice-daily service from Heathrow to Johannesburg and daily to Cape Town year-round. It doubles the Cape Town schedule during the South African summer season and also adds three weekly flights from 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.