British Airways Expands African Route Network


British Airways will expand its African network this summer when it begins flying to Liberia.

This will bring to 19 the number of routes it serves from London to 16 African countries.

According to a statement by the airline office in Nigeria, this is the second increase to its African network in as many months.

The airline had earlier announced that it would double its flights to Marrakech from three to six a week, take over the BMI route to Agadez and start three weekly frequencies to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Its winter schedule will now also include three weekly services to Monrovia via Freetown, starting 5 November, reducing to two between 10 December to 4 February, for operational reasons and reverting to three thereafter. The flights will all operate out of Terminal 5.

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British Airways will operate a Boeing 767 to Monrovia in a three-cabin configuration; World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.

Other enhancements to the African network include doubling frequencies from Cape Town from daily to 14 a week. The additional services will operate as overnight flights, landing at Heathrow at 8a.m.

Regional Manager Africa, Ian Petrie, said: “We’ve been flying in Africa for over 80 years and the continent remains a key part of our global route network. We’ve really looked at where we can add value to our customers and are flying to the business and leisure destinations they’re demanding.”

—Henry Ojelu

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