British Airways Expands Premier Offering To Coastal Routes

Johannesburg, 14 March 2011: British Airways, operated by Comair Limited, announced that it will soon be servicing all major South African coastal routes, and will commence flights between Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town at the end of this month.

“We are experiencing demand for premium travel options to coastal destinations, mostly from the increased number of business travellers on these routes.” said Heidi Brauer, Comair’s Executive Manager for Group Marketing. “British Airways will therefore be taking over the servicing of these routes from low fare carrier from 27 March 2011, offering travellers the full service Club (business class) experience as well as Executive Club benefits.”

“Furthermore, the current BA flight configuration and aircraft types are better suited for these routes, further enhancing operational efficiency,” Brauer said.

BA will offer daily return flights from the following destinations:

  • King Shaka International Airport to Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport to King Shaka International Airport
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport to Cape Town International Airport
  • Cape Town International Airport to Port Elizabeth International Airport

The coastal routes will be on offer to both local and international markets via the British Airways call centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 4 359 22), via online reservations at or through local travel agents.


For further information, please contact:

Comair Ltd:

Heidi Brauer (Executive Manager: Group Marketing)
Tel: 011 281 5877 Cell: 082 557 8376

Atmosphere Communications

Danielle Square (Account Assistant)
Tel: 021 469 1567 Cell: 084 596 6886

About Comair

Comair is a leading South African aviation company that is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE:COM). 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,, which celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year. This quirky brand has since inception revolutionalised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and affordable to customers. Launched in 1946, Comair has made global aviation history by having posted 64 years of operating profit - an aviation record that is held by no other airline. For more information, visit