BA plans to fly more often to Africa


The merger of British Airways and Iberia will provide more flights for European and Latin American travelers to top African destinations.


BA CEO Willie Walsh stated that the airline will be expanding service to Africa and that some of their new planes will embark on the journey to the continent in 2012.


In a video link from London, Walsh told a room of reporters in Kenya, "(The merger) is an opportunity to provide additional access from the Spanish market into Africa and Kenya will be one of the destinations that will benefit."


British Airways plans to take full advantage of the Latin audience Iberia comes with in order to promote flights from Madrid to Africa. 


The additional flights will assist in helping bring more tourists to Africa, which has seen a decline in foot traffic due to a combination of a worldwide recession and negative media coverage stemming from Kenya's bloody post-election violence two years ago.


Source: Reuters

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