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British Airways resumes flights between South Africa and London

British Airways has resumed flights between Cape Town International Airport and London Heathrow Airport as of November 3, 2021.

Flights resumed following Britain`s announcement on October 4 that it had removed South Africa off its red list, drawn up when the country imposed restricted on international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

British Airways Head of Sales for South Asia and Middle East and Africa, Moran Birger said the airline recommenced operations with three flights per week departing from Cape Town international at 8:50pm local time and arriving in London Heathrow Airport at 6:55 am local time the following morning.

He said British Airways will increase to a daily flight operation from November 13, 2021 and will again operate its expanded Cape Town double daily schedule from December 10, 2021.

“We intend on being the only carrier to offer year-round direct flights between Cape Town and London once again,” said Birger.

According to Birger British Airways` existing online COVID hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven`t travelled for some time.

He said the airline has also introduced a number of measures at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues.

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