British Airways has announced the signing of a codeshare deal with Airlink. The South African airline features Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and is a regional airline that reaches 14 countries. Notably, this includes the likes of Zambia and Namibia.
Through the codeshare agreement, British Airways hopes to improve connectivity between South Africa and some of British Airways’ key markets. These include destinations in the UK, wider Europe and North America.
British Airways flies into Johannesburg and Cape Town from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Aircraft utilised include the Airbus A380, Boeing 777 and Airbus A350. In addition, the codesharing agreement will mean passengers can connect to more African cities on Airlink services.
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 destinationNeil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances
British Airways says there are 18 available destinations as part of the codeshare agreement when seeing travel originate from London Heathrow. Notable pairings include,
- London Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg
- London Heathrow to Skukuza, South Africa, via Cape Town or Johannesburg
- London Heathrow to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, via Cape Town or Johannesburg
- London Heathrow to Walvis Bay, Namibia via Cape Town or Johannesburg
- London Heathrow to Windhoek, Namibia via Cape Town or Johannesburg
Per Cirium data, Airlink has 56 aircraft in service, with its most prominent fleet type being the E190 with 19 in service. This is followed by 16 of the ERJ-135s and 10 ERJ-140s.