British Airways Comair Launches New Route into Africa

British Airways’ new route from Maputo International Airport to O.R Tambo International Airport, South Africa

Johannesburg; 6 December 2012: Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in southern Africa will commence with scheduled services between Maputo International Airport and Johannesburg, O.R Tambo International Airport in May next year.

The flight schedule comprising daily return flights with a double daily service on Tuesdays  and Saturdays is conveniently timed to enable ease of connectivity for international travellers transferring through OR Tambo International Airport to Maputo.   

Mozambique is a country blessed with a wide variety of natural resources, from Hydroelectric power to coal and is a focus for many foreign companies that are currently active in the region undertaking various mining initiatives including coal, oil and gas.

Shaun Pozyn, Marketing Manager for British Airways says, “We are excited to introduce our new service as it allows us to continue to grow our footprint in Africa. In addition to the large volumes of business travellers we anticipate will make use of our new service, Mozambique is fast becoming known as a world-class tourist destination.  The country has a warm climate, 2 700km of tropical and sub-tropical coastline, world-class conservation areas, exotic cities, and a rich Arabic, African and Portuguese heritage.”

Bookings to-and-from Maputo will be available for sale effective 6 December 2012 via the British Airways Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 4 359 22) or +27 (11) 921 0222 as well as through local travel agents. Flights will also be added to ba.com as well as integrated and sold through the kulula.com website shortly.  For travel agents operating in Mozambique, selling systems are currently being activated and will be available early next year.

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About British Airways (Operated by Comair)

British Airways, operated by Comair Limited, is a premium, full service airline operating over 400 flights per week in southern Africa which includes Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Harare, Livingstone, Mauritius, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.

As a franchise partner of British Airways, Executive Club customers travelling within southern Africa on British Airways operated by Comair, will earn Avios as well as Tier Points.  Avios are earned every time members travel with British Airways or a partner airline as well as when making use of one of the Executive Club partners. Avios can be redeemed for flights as well as for upgrades with British Airways. Members also earn Tier Points through their flight activity which determines their Executive Club status. As members progress through the various tier levels within the Executive Club they are entitled to additional benefits and services.

Besides having an extended route network in southern Africa as well as globally, British Airways’ route network is further enhanced through its oneworld® alliance partnership.

For more information, visit ba.com

About Comair
Comair Limited, SA’s leading aviation company listed on the JSE and proudly local, has been operating successfully in this country for more than six decades with a safety record which is internationally recognised. Since 1996, the company has operated the local and southern African regional services of British Airways. Comair also operates Africa’s first low-fare airline, kulula.com, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2011. This adventurous brand has since inception revolutionalised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and affordable to customers.

For more information on Comair, visit www.comair.co.za

Distributed by:On behalf of:

Marise Lerm
Account Director
Atmosphere Communications
Direct line: 021 469 1586
Switchboard number: 021 461 2117
Cell:082 826 0457
Email: marise@atmosphere.co.za

Shaun Pozyn
Marketing Manager
Comair
Direct line: 011 921 0129
Cell: 082 891 4384
Email: Shaun.pozyn@comair.co.za