Looking to escape the cold this winter? Try a dalliance with Durban, with new direct flights from London

BA NEWS • June 2018

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Direct flights from London to Durban and Marrakech are announced; a 360 interactive tour of the new Club World cabins offers an inside look, plus the Aberdeen lounge gets a stylish makeover

Direct to Durban 

Catering to sun-worshippers throughout the UK, British Airways has announced a new, non-stop service from London Heathrow to the spectacular city of Durban. As of 29 October 2018, travellers will be able to fly on one of three flights every week to South Africa’s third largest city, and with a flight time of just over 11 hours and only a one-hour time difference between Durban and the UK, can head straight to the city's sun-kissed beaches without the worry of jet lag. To read more about the new service to Durban, visit ba.com

Moorish Morocco

British Airways has announced the arrival of a new, four-per-week service from London Heathrow to the Red City itself: Marrakech. This will join BA’s already established service to Marrakech from Gatwick. Brimming with cultural charm, the new flights from T5 will begin on 28 October 2018, with departures on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – perfect for a weekend break. To book your holiday to Marrakech, click here

Take a seat

Seat selection has now joined the Heathrow Express, BA partner hotels and Avis car hire as another new way to spend those well-earned Avios. Blue Executive Club Members can now use their Avios to cover all, or part, of the cost of seat selection, while Gold, Silver and Bronze Members will still be able to select seats for free. Customers who do not wish to pay for seats will continue to be able to select their seats free of charge within the 24-hours before departure. To read more about seat allocation, visit ba.com

Cabin control

Want to take a look at the enhanced Club World cabin experience? Now you can, with a 360-degree interactive tour. Outlining the new ways BA is encouraging Club World customers to rest, refuel and relax on board, there’s an inside look at the on board menu, plus The White Company amenity kits and luxury bedding. As part of the airline's on-going £4.5 billion of investment, customers can experience the new look Club World on flights between London and New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Dubai and more. To see the 360 tour, click here or to discover more about the new Club World rollout, visit ba.com


Business benefits

Eligible customers are now able to enjoy BA's new Aberdeen lounge (pictured above), boasting refreshed design elements and an improved luxurious feel. The revamped 370sqm lounge can hold up to 80 guests, offering them a place to relax or work before their flight. Zoned areas have been developed in order to cater to guests' moods, such as a sociable bar space and separate work areas with wireless printing, plugs and USB charge sockets. To discover Aberdeen, visit ba.com

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