Cape Town - British Airways is operating its busiest schedule ever to South Africa this summer season, offering up to 33 flights a week over peak periods.
The airline is upping its daily Cape Town Boeing 747-400 services to double-daily flights over the South African summer. This year it is also adding three Boeing 777-ER flights from Gatwick to Cape Town.
The first of these flights landed at Cape Town International on Friday.
Over the periods of especially high demand, from 1 to 9 January and 3 to 27 February, British Airways will offer two more Boeing 747-400 services from Heathrow. During these periods there will be 19 flights a week between the UK and Cape Town.
“The Cape Town route has grown consistently over the past few years and now even doubling the winter capacity isn’t enough to match demand. Fortunately Gatwick gives us the flexibility to add more services, using aircraft that are ideally configured for leisure customers,” said Sue Petrie, British Airways commercial manager for Southern Africa.
“These and the extra two Heathrow services mean that over the peak of peaks we’ll be offering over 6 000 seats a week on the route.”