British Airways restarts domestic flights in South Africa

Comair has restarted British Airways’ domestic providers, offering a alternative of extra flights, extra routes, a full-service providing, lounge choices, frequent flyer advantages and a enterprise class choice.

British Airways will serve all of the domestic routes it did previous to lockdown – apart from Port Elizabeth-Durban, which is able to re-start early subsequent 12 months. Regional routes may even be re-introduced in the brand new 12 months, Comair stated.

“We’re the only full-service airline operating wide-bodied aircraft and are able to offer a choice of economy (Traveller) and business class (Club), free checked baggage, meals and beverages, more comfortable seating and more legroom,” stated Glenn Orsmond, Comair chief government.

“In addition to experiencing glorious onboard service, our prospects are additionally in a position to be part of the Executive Club and earn Avios, which might be redeemed on all one world alliance companions.

“Gold and Silver Executive Club members and customers flying in Club also have access to the SLOW lounges and the Special Services teams at the airports,” he stated.

Orsmond stated that its SLOW lounges have re-opened in the domestic terminals at OR Tambo, Cape Town International and King Shaka International. Comair stated that the opposite lounges will open because the schedule expands. Strict Covid-19 measures have been applied in all of the lounges.


Comair-operated domestic airline Kulula resumed flights on 1 December after a months-long delay attributable to the coronavirus lockdown and a enterprise rescue course of.

To guarantee a easy transition to resuming operations, Comair can be working a restricted schedule, with restricted plane throughout December 2020. The plane will regularly return to service from December 2020, with a seven-month ramp-up interval till June 2021.

Kulula stated it can function all domestic routes, apart from the Durban/Cape Town and Lanseria routes, which can be added as extra plane turn out to be accessible. British Airways, operated by Comair, will open its domestic flights later in December.

Comair’s resumption of flights can be headed up by a brand new chief government after the present boss, Wrenelle Stander, resigned from her place with rapid impact on Monday.

The airline group introduced the appointment of Glenn Orsmond as its new chief government officer, and the appointment of Kirsten King as chief monetary officer.

Read: Government appears at eating places, alcohol and seashores to combat Covid-19 surge over December


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