The City of Cape Town welcomed British Airways back yesterday (November 3) as the first flight of the airline’s London-Cape Town service touched down at Cape Town International Airport.
BA’s long-awaited return comes just after the first Air France flight landed from Paris on October 31. Lufthansa also recently returned to the Mother City, arriving from Munich on November 1.
Both services are now operating three times a week, but Lufthansa’s flights will increase to five times a week from the end of November.
“Our destination marketing campaign went live in Munich, London and New York recently and we have also directed funding towards the Air Access initiative so that we can push for more flights to Cape Town,” says Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, James Vos. “We have also kept up engagements with consular representatives from key source markets that have helped us to secure more of these global connections.”