British Airways is to suspend its flights between London Heathrow and the Angolan capital Luanda.

In a statement provided to Business Traveller the carrier said:

“We are suspending our twice weekly service from London Heathrow to Luanda as the flights are not commercially viable.

“We are sorry for any disruption this may cause to customers’ travel plans.

“Affected customers due to fly with British Airways after June 7 on south bound flights and June 9 on north bound flights will be offered a full refund or can alternatively be re-booked on an earlier service in late May or early June.”

The move will leave the UK without a scheduled, nonstop service to Luanda – Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal all operate flights from their respective European hubs at Paris CDG, Brussels, Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt and Lisbon.

Luanda is among the most expensive cities in the world – for tips on flights, transfers, hotels and dining in the city, see our feature Surviving Luanda.

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