British Airways has announced that it will be introducing a non-stop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.
The route will begin from 29 October 2018 and fly three times a week and will be the only direct route from Europe to Durban.
Sihle Zikalala, minister for the department of economic development, tourism and environmental affairs, said: "We are proud to be able to showcase the city of Durban to the world through this new flight. The sheer diversity in travel and business opportunities that visitors can access through this gateway into the province of KwaZulu-Natal will unlock enormous potential."
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: "Durban’s warm water, hot summers and laid-back beachy atmosphere make this coastal city the perfect destination. It is a gateway to many nature reserves, parks and historic sites, and has a thriving food, drink and art scene; defining the city as a must-visit for culture and adventure."
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