British Airways Slashes Domestic Fares to East London (South Africa)

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British Airways (operated by Comair), South Africa’s leading premium full-service airline, has announced two new routes to East London and is offering fares starting from R595, including taxes and surcharges. This is 35% lower than fares currently offered on these East London routes.

Bookings are open for the new services which start operating on 17 March. British Airways (operated by Comair) will offer 13 weekly flights between Johannesburg and East London and seven between Cape Town and East London.

Desmond O’Connor, Executive Head of Revenue Management at British Airways (operated by Comair) says: “As we expand our schedule and offer more choice, we are pleased to now offer the full-service British Airways experience on these new routes. Furthermore, East London will also be displayed as a destination, as part of British Airways’ global distribution network.

“We anticipate that our new flights will open up more opportunities for corporate and leisure travellers to conduct business or enjoy a welcome break in the beautiful Eastern Cape. We will be offering holiday packages through our tour operating divisions, which we hope will help to rejuvenate domestic tourism to the region.”

British Airways’ book with confidence commitment allows customers to adapt to unforeseen circumstances as they need to. They can also cancel the booking and use the same value towards a future booking[1]. There are no additional costs.

When travelling with British Airways (operated by Comair), customers have a choice of Club (Business Class) and Traveller (Economy Class). Both Traveller and Club offer passengers British Airways’ full-service hospitality, which includes a selection of complimentary meals and beverages. Customers have a more spacious cabin and get a free 23kg baggage allowance. The Club offering includes added benefits, such as access to the SLOW lounge, priority boarding, welcome pre-flight drinks and the additional legroom.  All customers can join British Airways’ frequent flyer programme, the Executive Club, to earn benefits and rewards.

Customers can book via, the British Airways App, their travel agent or the British Airways (operated by Comair) Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (4 359 22) or 011 921 0222. Discovery Vitality members and Discovery Bank clients should call 0861 KULULA (585852) to book and receive their discount.

[1] Applies to bookings made from 3 March 2020 onward for journeys due to be completed by 30 April 2022.

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