British Airways and Airlink announce codeshare agreement

British Airways and Airlink announce codeshare agreement

South African carrier Airlink has bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban

British Airways has announced a codeshare agreement with South African carrier Airlink, which has a network of cities in 14 countries, in addition to its hubs in South Africa.

The agreement will allow BA customers travelling from or transiting through London Heathrow to connect to their final destination via Cape Town or Johannesburg on a single ticket.

BA currently operates twice-daily flights between London Heathrow to Johannesburg and Cape Town. The airline also flies three times per week between London Gatwick and Cape Town.


Passengers will be able to access 18 destinations when travelling from, or transiting through London Heathrow via Johannesburg and Cape Town, including Windhoek and Walvis Bay in Namibia, and Durban, Port Elizabeth and Skukuza in South Africa.

BA previously had a codeshare agreement in place with South African Comair, which ended last year.

Members of British Airways’ Executive Club will  be able to earn Avios when flying on Airlink codeshare flights from 15 February 2023.

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Commenting on the new partnership, BA 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.”

Airlink CEO and managing director Rodger Foster added: “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.”

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