BA expands summer flights between Cape Town and London

2017-09-13 09:39 - Kavitha PIllay
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Cape Town - Whether you're in sunny SA planning a white Christmas getaway, or in Europe hoping to escape the year-end cold with a trip to Mzansi's spectacular beaches, get your bags packed and passports ready as British Airways (BA) announced that it's expanded summer schedule between Cape Town and London is now open for sale.

"The airline will again increase its daily winter schedule to Heathrow to provide double-daily Boeing 747 flights over the busy Cape Town summer period. It will again also offer three weekly Boeing 777 services to Gatwick, starting in November," says Luane Lavery, Brand Communication Manager at BA and

"British Airways is the only airline to offer year-round direct flights between Cape Town and London," adds Lavery.

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In addition, BA will provide extra flights to Heathrow from Cape Town to meet demand over the New Year peak, Indaba, UK half term in February and Easter. These are the important dates you need to know to start your holiday planning:

The BA44 from Cape Town to London will operate on:

  • 6 and 8 January
  • 10, 17 and 24 February
  • 26, 26 and 31 March and
  • 2, 4 and 7 April.

The Heathrow to Cape Town flights will operate as the BA45 on:

  • 5 and 8 January
  • 9, 16 and 23 February
  • 25, 27 and 30 March
  • 1, 3 and 6 April

There's good news for Johannesburg too...

Lavery told Traveller that there’s also some good news for Gauteng customers. "From October 2017 British Airways will also increase capacity to OR Tambo International, when it begins operating a double-daily A380 service, making London/ Johannesburg the only route on the network with two daily A380s."

These flights will revert to a daily A380 and daily Boeing 747 service in March 2017 after the summer peak season.

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