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British Airways Expands Sierra Leone Services

British Airways Expands Sierra Leone Services

British Airways is increasing its West African schedule and will soon be adding a fourth weekly flight to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The announcement comes just nine months after the airline started operating on the routes and will add 33% more capacity between Freetown and London.

Departing on Friday mornings the new flight will arrive at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 1600h on Friday afternoon, allowing same-day connections to onward destinations including the USA; saving the need for an overnight transit and visa.

The new service, which starts on 31 October, will use Boeing 767 aircraft in a three-cabin configuration; World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.

Noting that it is unusual to add more flights so soon after starting a new route, Ian Petrie, Regional Commercial Manager for BA Africa explained, ‘We’re responding to strong demand in these fast-growing economies.  In scheduling the flight we’ve taken into account feedback from our customers about onward connections and on which days they’d prefer to fly”.

He noted that British Airways has substantially increased its African network adding three destinations and 21 services since acquiring bmi just over a year ago.

“The acquisition of bmi has enabled us to expand our flying programme in Africa to serve 18 routes in 15 countries.  We now fly to more places, more often than we ever have before in the 80 years we have served the continent.  These flights link growing African destinations to London and provide onward connections to the world’s business capitals,” said Petrie.

For more information on British Airways’ African network and timetables visit www.ba.com

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