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More Choice for SA Travellers as Comair Restarts British Airways’ Services

Comair today again began operating British Airways’ domestic services, providing a choice of more flights, more routes, a full-service offering, lounge offerings, frequent flyer benefits and a business class option.

British Airways (operated by Comair) will serve all the domestic routes it did prior to lockdown, with the exception of Port Elizabeth-Durban which will re-start early next year. Regional routes will also be re-introduced in the new year.

Glenn Orsmond, Comair CEO, says that the nearly 25-year franchise relationship and partnership has been good for both airlines. British Airways’ ongoing support is a huge vote of confidence in Comair’s future.

He says that having the familiar red, white and blue tailfins back in South African skies means more options for customers.

“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.

“In addition to experiencing excellent onboard service, our customers are also able to join the Executive Club and earn Avios, which can be redeemed on all OneWorld Alliance partners. 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.”

The award-wining SLOW lounges have re-opened in the domestic terminals at OR Tambo, Cape Town International and King Shaka International. The other lounges will open as the schedule expands. Strict Covid-19 measures have been implemented in all the lounges. Details of these can be found in section 8.2 of the Q&As on the Comair website.

For more detail about the reopening of bookings, flight schedules, unused reservations and what to expect when flying while Covid-19 protocols are in place visit (https://www.comair.co.za/taking-to-the-skies-again). Customers can book by contacting the British Airways’ contact centre on +27 11 921 0222 or on ba.com.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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