British Airways increases London and Nairobi flight capacity

British Airways Boeing 747-400
British Airways Boeing 747-400 taking off from London Heathrow Airport, England. Photo: Adrian Pingstone

British Airways have increased their capacity by 784 seats a week on flights between London and Nairobi through the introduction of a Boeing 747-400 on the route.

After the busy four-month period from July 1 until October 29, the service will revert to a Boeing 777 ER.

“We’ve always said that we would add capacity if the opportunity arose. It has and we’ve seized it.

“The additional capacity and the fact that we offer an overnight schedule should be good news for leisure and business travellers alike. Morning arrivals in London mean that you don’t waste any time on your holiday and business trip. The schedule also allows for convenient transfer times to onward flights particularly to North America.”

– Edward Frost, British Airways commercial manager for South and East Africa

For Kenyan customers, the airline is offering a two-week 20 percent discount offer with fares to London starting from US$1,115 (approx Ksh 112,738 / £789) in World Traveller (economy).

The World Traveller specials are now available for booking and run until April 19 for travel between now and October 31.

The offer extends to the premium cabins with fares in Club World starting from US$2,985 (approx Ksh 301,814 / £2,112) to London.

The Club World special runs over the same period but outbound travel must be completed by 30 June.