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With more flights available than ever before, including Kenya Airways new direct Nairobi to New York route, it seems like Christmas has come early for travellers looking to experience Africa.  Updates you won’t want to miss, we’ve rounded up the latest airline news to make your journey even easier…

This week, Kenya Airways launched a new direct flight from Nairobi to New York, the route knocking the current trip time down by up to seven hours.

nairobimg3On 29 October, British Airways introduced a non-stop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, the route scheduled to run three times a week.

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As of October 27, Austrian Airlines now offers two weekly flights between Cape Town and Vienna – and we’re doubly keen to try out Premium Economy, which was previously only available on Lufthansa aircraft.

Cape_Town_Waterfront_1300x750British Airways started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg on Sunday (October 28) increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week.

JCS4_SAT- Joburg skylineAnd, back in April, Joon (the airline with millennial-friendly perks, including craft beer, organic food and signature cocktails created by the Experimental Cocktail Club in Paris) launched direct flights from Paris to Cape Town.