Gaborone was dropped some years ago, at the same time as Durban, both of which were served as extension from Johannesburg. With the BA
franchise agreement with Comair in place the extension of a flight to Durban was no longer required. No flights are provided to Gaborone though, despite the importance of Botswana's diamond industry, so I guess the market is no longer of sufficient importance to BA
Lilongwe was served via Lusaka and later Harare with a 747, then finally Nairobi before finally being dropped last year. Again, BA
now has Regional Air providing a connection from Nairobi with its 737s, obviously cheaper than BA
flying a 747-400 onto Lilongwe! Unfortunately the Seychelles have disappeared from the BA
network, but then BA
is being very ruthless in dropping under performing routes these days.
Dar es Salaam, Entebbe and Lusaka must be fairly profitable routes for BA
as the carrier did switch to serving them nonstop with the 767 as opposed to combined or via another destination (BA used to operate London-Nairobi-Entebbe/Dar es Salaam, then London-Entebbe-Dar es Salaam, while Lusaka was served via Harare). All three routes will lose FIRST later this year as the 767s are dusked, though they will benefit from having the Club World Flat beds, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller with PTVs. Be interesting to see if any increases in frequency take place if rumours BA
is to utilise an additional four 767s on longhaul routes materialise.