British Airways ups its SA premium flight frequency with 34 additional flights a week

2019-07-23 15:00
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This week, British Airways has been in the news after announcing its cancelled service to Egypt.

The reason for the cancelled service was unclear, as other airlines operated as normal. 

"We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and on Saturday, July 20, suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment. The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so," said British Airways with regards to this matter. 

READ: 'Unclear security situation' in Egypt sees BA suspending flights to Cairo for a week


On the upside, passengers can look forward to a broader offering from BA via its Comair domestic operations in South Africa - with the announcement that it will be increasing its premium flight frequencies on certain routes.

BA will add 34 additional flights on its SA route network commencing mid-September 2019, available to book with immediate effect.   

The increased routes from Johannesburg include to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth as well as between Cape Town and Durban. 

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Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing for British Airways (operated by Comair) says, “For more than two decades, we have always proudly served South Africa, its people and its businesses. Having more frequent flights, will mean more choice for tourists and business travellers alike, giving our customers more flights to the destinations they love, under the British Airways brand. The routes on which we are increasing frequency are already very popular and by introducing more frequency on these routes, we will give customers even more flexibility and more choice”. 

Apart from the upped frequency on these selected routes, British Airways will continue to service the various destinations that they travel to in sub-Saharan Africa, those being Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Windhoek and Mauritius. 

As always, British Airways, Executive Club customers travelling within southern Africa on British Airways (operated by Comair) will have the added benefit to earn Avios and Tier points, which allow for added benefits and services, some of which include entry into the award-winning SLOW lounges, fast-tracking check-in, free seat selection and meal preferences which are all dependent on one’s Executive Club status. 

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