BA re-introduces the Boeing 747 aircraft on its highly lucrative London-Lagos route

BRITISH airline BA has announced that with effect from September 1 it will re-introduce the iconic B747 on its lucrative Lagos to London route as part of its ongoing plans to cash in on the potential Nigerian aviation offers.


By far one of BA's most profitable routes, London to Lagos has always been very popular with Nigerian travellers who regularly visit the UK or who use it as a transit point. BA's Boeing 747's fondly referred to as the Super High J aircraft, will boast of 14 seats in first class, 86 in Business class, 30 in World Traveller Plus and 145 in World Traveller.


In addition, BA  has equally announced plans to spend £400m on Club World with an emphasis on improved catering and sleep and a new seat in the future. At Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched, and lounges around the airline’s network are to be revamped and improved.


BA's Club Europe cabin has also been introduced on UK domestic services and all customers can look forward to the latest generation of Wi-Fi across BA's long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years. BA's 747s is larger than the Boeing 777s which the airline currently operates and will add an extra 343 seats a week on the busy route between London and Nigeria’s commercial capital-Lagos.


Kola Olayinka, BA's commercial manager in Nigeria, said: “We know customers who fly in these aircraft will appreciate the improved interiors, with their mood lighting, updated seating and the new entertainment system.”


Seats on the new Boeing 747 service go on sale from today. Flight numbers and schedule will remain the same with BA75 departing Heathrow at 11.30 and landing in Lagos at 1755, while the return service operates as BA74, leaving Lagos at 22.55 and arriving at Heathrow’s Terminal Five at 05:25 the following morning.