British Airways has announced that it will increase capacity by 784 seats a week on flights between London and Nairobi for summer 2016, through the introduction of a Boeing 747-400 on the route. The airline has taken the decision due to the growing sales and increased demand for Kenya it is has noticed in the UK.

The 747’s will operate during the peak four-month travel period to Kenya, from July 1st to October 29th, introducing a total of 11,200 seats into Nairobi this summer. From October 30th the airline plans to revert to its original Boeing 777 on the route.

Edward Frost, British Airways commercial manager for South and East Africa, said: “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.”
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