4 APRIL 2016


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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2016

BA Gatwick – Cape Town

A new route between Gatwick and Cape Town is in the pipeline from British Airways, starting on 24 November. – 

The three-a-week winter service will complement the carrier’s existing double-daily flights from Heathrow. BA says it will offer a three-class B777 service on the route, with World Traveller fares from £795, World Traveller Plus from £1,712, and Club World from £3,924.

Flights will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18:00 (all times local), arriving in Cape Town at 07:50 the following morning. The return leg will leave the South African city on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 19:10, arriving in the UK at 05:05 the following day.

BA will become the only carrier to offer direct non-stop services from both Gatwick and Heathrow to Cape Town.

It marks a busy season for the airline, which is also set to launch new flights from Gatwick to Costa Rica, New York JFK and Lima this year. BA says it will add a fourth three-class B777 to the Gatwick fleet from this winter, making a total of 12 at the airport.   www.ba.com

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