NEWS: British Airways adds discounts and flights to countries that have come off the red list

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Following the welcome news that a significant number of countries have been removed from the UK Government’s red list, British Airways is resuming services and increasing frequencies to a number of destinations.

British Airways is set to ramp up services to popular winter sun destination South Africa, with double daily services to Johannesburg expected by mid-December. The airline will also restart services to Cape Town, offering three flights a week in November, before moving to a double daily service in December.

The airline’s services to Mexico City will also be increasing to five services a week from November 6, and Cancun flights will resume from October 22 and operate daily.

Elsewhere Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires are set to return in time for Christmas.

British Airways Holidays is now offering up to £300 off holiday packages to Mexico and South Africa.

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The discount applies to selected holidays when booked by 13 October 2021. The additional savings apply to new Holiday Package bookings only where a minimum spend is met:

  • Save £50 on holiday packages with a minimum spend of £1,000 per booking
  • Save £100 on holiday packages with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking
  • Save £200 on flight and hotel packages with a minimum spend of £5,000 per booking
  • Save £300 on flight and hotel packages with a minimum spend of £10,000 per booking

You could combine this with the double tier points offer for travel between 24 August 2021 and 31 March 2022 booked before 22 March 22 and of at least 5 nights. You can see the full offer here.

You can find the best BA Holidays deals using their Holiday Finder page.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “It finally feels like we are seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. Britain will benefit from this significant reduction in red list countries, and now it’s time to turn our attention to eradicating testing for fully vaccinated travellers to ensure we don’t lose our place on the global stage.

“Once we have a firm date for the reopening of US borders in November, we look forward to reconnecting our two countries, reigniting transatlantic businesses and reuniting families who have been separated for the best part of two years. We are ready, and we look forward to operating our first flights and welcoming back our customers.”

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The news of frequency increases and additions to its flight schedule, follows an announcement from British Airways yesterday that is planning on operating its biggest schedule since March 2020. Despite no firm date from government on US borders reopening, the airline is planning to increase flights to the US from early November and will be bringing back its A380 to operate some of these services.


2 Comments on "NEWS: British Airways adds discounts and flights to countries that have come off the red list"

  1. Very interesting new route In January, looks like BA will fly direct from Heathrow to Phuket. They are currently in negotiations with Thai Government, still not sure if it will be will be direct or via Bangkok.

    • That is interesting. Makes sense since there’s obviously more of a leisure market currently

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