British Airways resumes domestic operations in SA

Posted by Imogen Searra on 9 December 2020

Comair announced on Wednesday, December 9 that domestic British Airways flights have resumed in South Africa.

The domestic flights will operate a full-service offering, lounge offerings, frequent flyer benefits and a business class options for travellers.

‘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,’ said Comair.

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.

British Airways resumes domestic operations in SA

Glenn Orsmond, Comair CEO 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,’ said Orsmond.

He continued: ‘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 SLOW lounges have re-opened in the domestic terminals at:

  • OR Tambo,
  • Cape Town International and
  • King Shaka International.

The remaining lounges will open as the schedule expands, explained Comair.

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 (

Customers can book by contacting the British Airways’ contact centre on +27 11 921 0222 or on

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