British Airways expects to expand its services to South Africa to double daily flights between Great Britain and Cape Town by mid-December after SA was removed from the UK’s much-criticized Covid-19 “Red List”.
On Friday, the airline announced that it is expected to offer daily flights to Johannesburg from mid-December.
“Following the welcome news that a significant number of countries have been removed from the UK government’s red list British Airways is resuming and increasing frequencies to a number of destinations.
“British Airways will expand its flights to the popular winter sun destination SA, with daily flights to Johannesburg expected through mid-December . The airline will also resume services to Cape Town, offering three flights a week in November before switching to double daily service in December, “said Airways Holidays, which is offering promotions including special hotel packages in November.
< After announcing SA's removal from the red list on Thursday evening, David Maynier, Western Cape's MEC for Financial and Economic Opportunities, said the UK was one of the province's top tourist destinations.
He said im In 2019, approximately 194,900 British tourists visited the Western Cape, spending an average of R24,200 per tourist.
British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said the next step was that the tests were for fully vaccinated travelers were abolished.
“It finally feels like we’re seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. The UK will benefit from this significant reduction in Red List countries and it is time to turn our attention to phasing out testing for fully vaccinated travelers to ensure we don’t lose our place on the global stage, “said Doyle.