New Direct Flights Between Durban & London from October 2018

Getting overseas for business, to visit family or to enjoy a holiday can be a hack. With direct flights to the Northern Hemisphere (and particularly from Durban) a scarcity in South Africa, travellers often have to first make their way to Johannesburg before being able to even begin the long-haul part of their overseas travel. This can be frustrating, time-consuming and expensive.

If you regularly travel between Durban and London via Johannesburg on a regular basis, you are in for a real treat. In October 2018, British Airways will be launching a brand new series of long-haul flights between London & Durban, with absolutely no stops en-route. Bookings for flights that will now take less than 14 hours from the heart of Durban to the bustling city of London, are eagerly anticipated and you can find all the best options and ticket prices with Domestic Flights South Africa

Durban caught the big fish, when talks, which started in February 2018 between the KwaZulu Natal government and BA resulted in the confirmation of 3 flights per week to be offered from London to Durban return, direct. The sneak preview summer 2018 and Winter 2019 schedules reflect overnight flights to London to Durban leg with a morning flight to Durban from London.

Winter Schedule 2018
  Flight number Sector Dep Time Local Arr Time Local Days Of Week
New route BA 41

BA 40

LHR-DUR

DUR-LHR

15:45

07:35

05:35*

17:45

1..4.6.

.2..5.7

 

Summer Schedule 2019
  Flight number Sector Dep Time Local Arr Time Local Days Of Week
New route BA 41

BA 40

LHR-DUR

DUR-LHR

16:45

07:35

05:35*

18:45

1..4.6.

.2..5.7

 

The Convenience of Direct Flights from London to Durban and Vice Versa

With a Durban – London direct flight there is no unnecessary connecting trip via Johannesburg, shaving off a substantial amount of time from the total trip. In fact, the direct routing is 3 hours quicker which is a great time saving especially if you travel regularly on business. The flights between London and Durban will be just 12 hours in duration and will be the only direct flights between Durban and Europe when they launch.

For holiday makers and business travellers alike this new direct flight is a godsend. In order to find cheap flights from Durban to London people have embarked on trips that exceed 24 hours. Now with BA’s new direct flight ready to hit the travel market in October, getting from London to Durban and vice versa is going to be considerably easier. This new flight might even spur on alternative airlines to make their Johannesburg to London flights more competitively priced.

Speaking of Flight Prices…

Of course, everyone wants to know what a direct flight from Durban to London will cost and while no verified prices have been released, the starting price of a direct BA ticket between Durban and London is said to be around R 10 000. The official prices will be available on the BA Website so that those scheduling a trip to London in November can start to plan.

The 6 British Airways flights, three per week London – Durban and three Durban – London will be hosted on board the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” which is spacious, comfortable and well equipped for the 12-hour route. Passengers can expect the same fantastic on-board service that BA has become well-known for.

Where to Book Direct Flights Between London and Durban

Make a clean break of it this year and plan a quick trip to visit friends or colleagues in London, at a great price and with considerable time saving. You can search and book tickets for your direct flight online by making use of our convenient flight search feature. You will be able to search and pay securely and with complete ease.

Domestic Flights South Africa will get you from Durban to London direct and to many other destinations with cheap and affordable flight tickets.

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