BA Flight RoutesBritish Airways South Africa has a British Airways fleet of 14 Boeing 737’s and one
airbus. The BA routes in Southern Africa includes flights from Johannesburg
to Durban, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg to Cape Town,
Johannesburg to Harare, Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Johannesburg to
Livingstone, Johannesburg to Windhoek and Cape Town to Durban, as well
as flights to Mauritius and Harare. International flights include Cape
Town to London and Johannesburg to London.
BA Frequent Flyer MilesBA Flights reward frequent flier miles to members of its executive
club, similar to SAA’s Voyager programme. Members earn miles for
rewards, have separate check-in queues at some airports and receive
other benefits. Miles are earned on qualifying flights and the amount of
miles depends on the distance flown, the type of ticket purchased and
the Executive Club Tier. Miles can also be collected through BA’s
worldwide network of hotel, car rental, financial and shopping
partners. There are three tier levels in the club – Blue, Silver and
Gold. The higher the member’s level, the more benefits are rewarded.
BA FlightsBritish Airways or BA is a UK based airline with its primary flights operating from London. BA has a South African franchise run by Comair – which also operates the Kulula brand.
British Airways’ branch in South Africa started off as an airline founded by World War II South African Air Force colleagues, incorporated on 17 December 1943 as Commercial Air Services. It initially focused on charter operations, commencing on 15 June 1946. Scheduled services between Rand Airport, Johannesburg and Durban began on 1 July 1948. As the airline grew over the decades, they had to expand to include services on major domestic routes using Boeing 737-200 aircraft. Their services also included a few international flights in Southern Africa. In 1996 a franchise agreement was signed with British Airways and in early 2000, BA acquired a minority holding. In 2007, Comair extended its franchise agreement with British Airways for a further eleven years.
Like SAA, British Airways’ flights are fully serviced with on-flight meals, television/cinema for entertainment and an in-flight magazine, High Life. British Airways flights are rated four star with Skytrax. In South Africa, British Airways under Comair has a reputation of quality and passion for service, ensuring that this airline maintains its major role in South Africa.