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British Airways Launches Codeshare Partnership With South Africa’s Airlink

British Airways has today announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with South African carrier Airlink, improving connectivity between the UK, Europe and North America to 18 destinations in Southern Africa.

British Airways Announces Codeshare partnership With South African Airline Airlink - Courtesy British Airways

On Wednesday (February 8, 2023), British Airways announced a new codeshare partnership with Airlink of South Africa. The partnership will improve connectivity between the UK, Europe and North America to 18 destinations in Southern Africa. Airlink operates from bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, offering premium service to cities in 14 countries, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. British Airways’ guests traveling from or transiting through London can now connect to their final destination via Cape Town or Johannesburg on a single ticket and enjoy seamless onward connectivity to cities such as Windhoek in Namibia or Durban in South Africa.

In Wednesday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, said,

“Our flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg continue to be as popular as ever with our customers, so we’re pleased to be able to open up more options in the Southern African region. Our partnership with Airlink means that customers will be able to book a full journey on one ticket, allowing seamless travel all the way from London to their final destination.”

Also commenting on the new codeshare partnership, Airlink’s CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster, said,

Examples of Codeshare Connections With Airlink - Courtesy British Airways

“This is an important next step in our partnership with British Airways, which has a phenomenal global reach into the most important markets for our region. The marriage of our two networks will benefit both British Airways’ and Airlink’s customers, giving them even more choice with a wide range of itinerary options and connectivity possibilities.”

British Airways currently offers twice daily service between London Heathrow and Johannesburg with an Airbus A380 super jumbo aircraft, as well as twice daily flights between Heathrow and Cape Town with a Boeing 777 or Airbus A350. The carrier also offers three weekly flights between London Gatwick and Cape Town with a Boeing 777. Codeshare tickets are now available for booking for travel from February 15, 2023.

Source: British Airways


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