A380 to Johannesburg

As predicted on this website, British Airways 3rd destination for the A380 will be Johannesburg in South Africa.

Flights will commence from Heathrow on 12th February and, initially, will operate 3 times a week before increasing to 6 times a week from 10th March.

Prices start from £872 return in World Traveller (economy), £1,382 return in World Traveller Plus (premium economy), £3,274 return in Club World (business class) and £6,179 in First.

The A380 service will be incorporated into British Airways existing schedule and will therefore result in a significant increase in capacity. Although the airline has not yet indicated which aircraft the A380 will replace (both the 747 and 777 are currently used on the route) it seems almost certain that it will be the 747.

To celebrate the news of the new service British Airways invited rugby stars Chris Robshaw, Bryan Habana and Jean De Villiers (combined weight approx 300kgs) to tow the A380 (366,000kgs) down the runway at Manston airport in Kent.

British Airways A380 Launch