British Airways resumes Durban service from Oct 2018

British Airways from late-October 2018 is resuming service to Durban in South Africa, where it previously served until March 1999. Announced by the airline yesterday and scheduled to open for booking today (09MAY18), the oneWorld member will operate London Heathrow – Durban route from 29OCT18.

Boeing 787-8 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week.

BA041 LHR1545 – 0535+1DUR 788 146
BA040 DUR0735 – 1745LHR 788 257

BA previously served Durban in 1980s and 1990s, with following routing:

1 weekly 747 London Heathrow – Harare – Durban (Jan 1981 – Mar 1987)
1 weekly 747 London Heathrow – Johannesburg – Durban (Mar 1988 – Mar 1999, frequency gradually expanded to up to 4 weekly in 1990s, prior to service cancellation)

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