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BA to open A380 service to Johannesburg

British Airways has unveiled Johannesburg as the third destination for its Airbus A380 fleet, with services provisionally scheduled for early next year.

The Oneworld carrier intends initially to operate thrice-weekly to the South African city from 12 February 2014 - with an inaugural service flying on an earlier date.

But it will raise the frequency of the service to six weekly flights from 10 March.

BA is also to operate twice-daily to Los Angeles from 10 April, increasing the frequency of the five-times weekly A380 service which begins in September this year. The airline's second A380 route, Hong Kong, follows in October.

Three A380s are due to be delivered to BA this year - the first of which arrived in early July - and five next year, out of a total of 12 on order.

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