Algeria, May 9, 2018

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Durban, South Africa to see Western Europe flights in 4Q18

Durban King Shaka International Airport, which serves South Africa's largest deepwater port along the Indian Ocean, will once more see longhaul flights to Western Europe following British Airways' announcement that it would start non-stop flights to London Heathrow later this year.

In a statement, the IAG International Airlines Group unit said 3x weekly non-stop flights between Heathrow and Durban would commence from October 29 onwards and would operate on-board B787-8 equipment.

British Airways has served Durban in the past albeit in combination with either Johannesburg O.R. Tambo or Harare Int'l using B747 equipment.

“Durban is also home to the busiest port in South Africa and is a large manufacturing hub, so the new route will secure another important link between the UK and the region that will be a welcome addition for business travellers,” Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Durban's intercontinental operations extend to Istanbul Atatürk (via Turkish Airlines), Doha Hamad Int'l (via Qatar Airways), and Dubai Int'l (via Emirates).

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