British Airways said it will begin operating the Airbus A380 – it largest, most state-of-the-art aircraft – on routes to South Africa starting in 2014, according to a report in SkyClub.
A380s have four classes including first and business. A total of 469 passengers can travel per flight.
The airline will initially operate three A380 services a week to Johannesburg, South Africa’s financial capital. These will increase to six flights per week from March 10, 2014.
Since taking delivery of its first A380 aircraft this month, the airline’s announcement that it will fly the superjumbo to Johannesburg marks only the third route confirmed so far. The other two services are Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The airline is due to receive two more aircraft by the end of the 2013. Twelve are on order.