British Airways Expands Its African Footprint


check geneva;”>approved "sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-ZA;”>In a statement released on Thursday, abortion the airline announces that it will add an additional frequency to Uganda to offer four weekly flights effective from 30 March 2014.

Ian Petrie, Regional Manager Africa says, “The schedule will be amended to offer better connections to other international services through Terminal 5.”

“The new Uganda schedule will see flights depart Terminal 5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:20 and arrive in Entebbe at 22:50 the same day,” says Mr Petrie.

The return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays will depart Entebbe at 01:00 and arrive at Terminal 5 at 07:50.

Mr Petrie notes that this will give their customers a full day in London or plenty of time to make connections to other flights.

“The airline is growing its African frequencies, improving connectivity through London Heathrow and introducing its latest products,” he said.

Meanwhile in West Africa, it will also increase its daily services to Ghana by three a week from 27 October using Boeing 767s to complement the existing Boeing 777 flights, bringing the total number of weekly services up to 10. It will also add a fourth weekly service to Sierra Leone and Liberia and North African services have been bolstered by a fourth weekly flight to Tripoli.

He also notes that the airline is investing in its lounges and by the end of the year the Cape Town and Johannesburg facilities will be upgraded to reflect the customer experience at in the Terraces lounges in the award-winning Terminal 5.

“We continue to consider the continent as an important growth market and the acquisition of bmi, our fleet renewal programme and Terminal 5 have enabled us to grow frequencies, introduce new products and provide more convenient connections for our African customers,” says Ian Petrie, Regional Manager Africa.


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