Monday, March 11, 2013

► KENYA: British Airways to boost Nairobi ops with added weekly flight from May?

British Airways
Press reports out of Nairobi state that British Airways (BA), having recently announced it would pull the plug on its London Heathrow - Dar es Salaam route come 31 March, will boost its daily B777-200ER Heathrow - Nairobi flights via the introduction of an additional overnight frequency.

The Star quotes BA's Regional Commercial Manager, Ian Petrie, as saying that British Airways would introduce an eighth weekly frequency "in May" focussing primarily on the business market. The added flight, which leaves Heathrow on Sunday evening and arrives in Nairobi on Monday morning, would result in an extra 266 seats being made available on the route.

British Airways(BA): London Heathrow - Nairobi
-Effective 12MAY13
  • BA065 LHR1045 – 2120NBO 772 D
  • BA061 LHR2020 – 0655+1NBO 772 7
  • BA060 NBO0145 – 0825LHR 772 2
  • BA064 NBO2315 – 0555+1LHR 772 1347
  • BA064 NBO2340 – 0620+1LHR 772 256
Source [AirlineRoute]

The return flight will depart Nairobi on Monday evenings arriving in London on Tuesday mornings, using  a Boeing 777-200 aircraft in a four-cabin configuration, offering First, Club World (business), World Traveler Plus (premium economy) and World Traveler (economy).