British Airways has announced a codeshare agreement with Airlink, enhancing connectivity between the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and over 15 Southern African destinations. Airlink is a premium regional airline serving 14 countries from its bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban in South Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia.
British Airways passengers departing from or transiting through London will be able to connect through Cape Town or Johannesburg to their final destination on a single ticket. This will give those travelling to one of 18 cities and towns, such as Windhoek in Namibia and Durban in South Africa, more options and flexibility.
British Airways flies twice daily with A380 aircraft between London Heathrow and Johannesburg, twice daily with B777 and A350 aircraft between London Heathrow and Cape Town, and three times a week on B777 aircraft between London Gatwick and Cape Town.
Members of British Airways’ Executive Club reward programme can earn Avios when flying on Airlink flights as part of a British Airways codeshare. Avios is the programme’s currency, which may be used to partially pay for Reward Flights, upgrades, hotel stays, car rentals, and more.
British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, stated, “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.”
Rodger Foster, CEO and Managing Director of Airlink, stated, “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.”
Codeshare tickets are now available for purchase on www.ba.com for travel beginning on February 15, 2023.