British Airways flies into Cape Town, South Africa

British Airways flies into Cape Town, South Africa

British Airways’ newest route from Gatwick means you’ll be able to leave it all behind for Cape Town and enjoy an adventurous break in the spectacular South African city.

From November 24th the airline’s customers will be able to soak up Table Mountain’s stunning views, explore the Cape Peninsular or meander up the beautiful Garden Route with three direct flights a week from Gatwick.

The new winter only Gatwick flights will increase choice for customers who can already choose to fly to Cape Town from Heathrow where the airline offers two flights a day.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways managing director at Gatwick said: “With its fantastic blend of nature, culture, wildlife and history there’s nowhere quite like Cape Town.

“Its dramatic coastline, the breath-taking views from Table Mountain and world-renowned vineyards and restaurants make it one of the most popular places in Africa to visit and explore.


“We are incredibly excited to be the only airline to offer direct services from both Gatwick and Heathrow to this hugely popular destination while adding another long haul route to our rapidly growing network.”

The three flights will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18:00, arriving in to Cape Town at 07:50 the following morning.

From winter 2016 British Airways will add a fourth three class Boeing 777 aircraft to its Gatwick fleet, bringing the total number of Boeing 777s at the London airport to 12.

Cape Town is one of four long-haul destinations British Airways is launching from Gatwick this year, with flights to Costa Rica starting on April 27th, daily flights to New York’s JFK beginning on May 1st and flights to Lima, Peru commencing on May 4th.