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BA increases London-CT flights

The airline announced it will increase its services by three flights a week from May 2014.

The airline announced it will increase its services by three flights a week from May 2014. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Tourism MEC Alan Winde on Tuesday welcomed a decision by British Airways to introduce more direct flights on its London-Cape Town route.

The airline announced it will increase its services by three flights a week from May 2014.

In 2012, more than 430,000 visitors travelled from the United Kingdom (UK) to South Africa.

Winde says the Western Cape was one of the most popular destinations for UK travellers during this period.

Around 181,000 travellers from the region visited the Western Cape.

"That's really great news because it shows confidence in our economy."