British Airways has decided to increase on the daily flights between Nairobi and Heath row because the world economic crisis.
George Mawadri the Area Commercial Manager for East and Central Africa has said the airline will introduce new planes that can carry a large number of people in Kenya because passenger transfer has increased and competition has also increased within the local aviation space.
British Airways has been affected by the increased competition since other airlines have plans of starting flights to London.
Mawadiri said because of the economic crisis, the flights had to be reduced since few people have been travelling in Europe so the flights have to be increased in some countries like Kenya and Uganda this year.
Africa contributes 11.1% of the group’s revenue which means the operation profits have double since 2010 to Sh52 billion. The revenue has increased because of the increase in capacity and reduction of non-fuel unit costs. The capacity has increased from 4.4% in 2010 to 7.1% also because of the restructuring program that was undertaken in 2000.
The airline executive has said the transfer might be affected by the Olympics because a number of people will want not want to travel and also the economic crisis. The increase in fuel of more than Sh09 trillion every year might also affect BA in the early months of 2012.