• Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Adds Former ‘Red List’ Destinations Back to Network

Following the removal of many destinations from the UK Government’s red list, British Airways will resume service and add frequencies to a number of cities. By mid-December the carrier will offer daily flights to Johannesburg, double-daily flights to Cape Town and more.


British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy British Airways

On Thursday (October 7, 2021), British Airways announced that following the removal of a significant number of destinations from the UK Governments ‘red list’, the carrier will resume flights and add frequencies to a several cities. From November, British Airways will restart service to Cape Town with three weekly flights, expanding to double-daily service in December. By mid-December, the airline will also resume daily service to Johannesburg. Daily flights to Cancun will resume on October 22nd, while Mexico City flights will be offered five times weekly from November 6, 2021. British Airways will also relaunch flights to São Paulo and Buenos Aires in time for Christmas.


In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, Sean Doyle, said,


“It finally feels like we are seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. Britain will benefit from this significant reduction in red list countries, and now it’s time to turn our attention to eradicating testing for fully vaccinated travellers to ensure we don’t lose our place on the global stage. Once we have a firm date for the reopening of US borders in November, we look forward to reconnecting our two countries, reigniting transatlantic businesses and reuniting families who have been separated for the best part of two years. We are ready, and we look forward to operating our first flights and welcoming back our customers.”


British Airways Holidays is now offering up to £300 off holiday packages to some of the resumed destinations, including Mexico and South Africa. Thanks to British Airways’ flexible booking policy, customers can plan their travel with absolute confidence. Customers can exchange bookings for a travel voucher or move dates without a change fee if their plans change. As part of the company’s ‘Customer Promise’, British Airways Holidays’ customers have access to additional flexible booking options and benefits, including the ability to secure a holiday from only £60 per person and lounge access for those spending over £1,500 per person.



Source: British Airways