British Airways has agreed a new codeshare partnership with South African regional carrier Airlink to improve its connectivity around the region.
Airlink, which has bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Arica, also flies to neighbouring Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.
The codeshare deal means BA passengers arriving in Cape Town or Johannesburg will be able to fly on to 18 destinations in the region on a single ticket for travel from 15 February.
Neil Chernoff, BA’s director of network and alliances, said: “We’re pleased to be able to open up more options in the Southern African region.”
British Airways’ former long-term South African franchise partner Comair, which also operated the Kulula.com brand, went out of business in June 2022.
Airlink was previously known as SA Airlink but rebranded in 2020 after its 23-year franchise agreement with South African Airways came to an end.
Rodger Foster, Airlink’s CEO and managing director, added: “This is an important next step in our partnership with British Airways, which has a phenomenal global reach into the most important markets for our region.”
The new codeshare with BA covers destinations such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and Windhoek in Namibia.