British Airways Relaunches London Gatwick – Cape Town

British Airways will relaunch winter seasonal flights from London Gatwick to Cape Town from 13 December 2022.

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British Airways has relaunched its winter seasonal route from London Gatwick to Cape Town.

The route returns for the first time since COVID-19 on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

Flights will operate three times weekly until Saturday 25 March 2023.

Flights depart Gatwick on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, with the return flights from Cape Town the following day.

Extra flights to Cape Town are welcome. Though for Club World passengers you should be guaranteed to have BA’s Club Suite on a flight between Heathrow and Cape Town. Whereas at Gatwick, you are guaranteed to have BA’s old Club World cabin.

According to BA’s latest schedule updates, it will add a second daily flight from Heathrow to Cape Town on 20 November.

Sadly, following the demise of its franchise partner Comair, BA does not offer local flights within South Africa. BA does have an interline agreement with AirLink and South African Airways.

BA Gatwick Long Haul Changes

In terms of other BA long haul route changes at Gatwick, New York JFK and Orlando will operate year round this winter.

BA will resume Barbados, Doha and San Jose Costa Rica at Gatwick in the winter season. Winter seasonal services to Montego Bay are suspended.

Providenciales will move to Heathrow where it will operate via Nassau.

London Gatwick – Cape Town

Flight BA2041 Depart London Gatwick 20:30 – Arrive Cape Town 10:15 (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)

Flight BA2040 Depart Cape Town 20:10 – Arrive London Gatwick 06:15 (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday,)

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