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More choice for SA travellers as Comair restarts British Airways’ services

09 December 2020

British Airways (operated by Comair) welcomed Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize onboard as it celebrated its first day back in the South African skies on Wednesday, 9 December 2020.

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.