British Airways (operated by Comair)

Fly to southern Africa

Southern Africa is made up of a diverse range of countries, all with unique experiences to offer in both leisure and business. British Airways (operated by Comair) offers flights to southern Africa, from South Africa and beyond our borders to destinations such as the bronze deserts of Namibia to the blue beaches of Mauritius.

What to do there

Each country within southern Africa boosts cultural, travel and business activities. A network of routes that include travelling within South Africa, to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Mauritius with British Airways (operated by Comair) makes it possible to take full advantage of all that’s offered.


South Africa South African rand
Zimbabwe South African rand, Botswana pula and the United States dollar
Zambia Zambian kwacha
Namibia Namibian dollar
Mauritius Mauritian rupee


Flight schedule

To see British Airway’s flight schedule, visit our flight schedule page and select the destination you’ll be departing from and going to.

Visas and health restrictions

Take note of any visa requirements for each destination and ensure you adhere to their health and medical restrictions and have all the necessary vaccinations that are required for that area.


Carry-on baggage

number of piecetotal weightdimensions (cm)
1 7kg 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in)
including handles, pockets and wheels

Checked in baggage

The free baggage allowance for British Airways will apply to all parts of connecting flights to destinations within southern Africa.

classtotal weightdimensions (cm)
economy class 23kg 90cm x 75cm x 43cm 
business class 32kg 90cm x 75cm x 43cm 

Larger items of up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in) can be carried for an additional over-sized bag charge.

Extra bags

You can take more bags than your free allowance for an additional fee. Get the best rate when you pay online in advance. Learn more on adding extra bags.


Children and infant fares

To arrange for children under 12 years of age travelling alone call our Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852).

important notice: If you’re travelling to or from South Africa with a minor (younger than 18 years of age) from 1 June 2015, you’ll need to produce an unabridged birth certificate (and possibly some additional documentation) for the child. Learn more on this new Immigration regulation on unabridged birth certificates here.


With your reference number you can check-in online at least 24 hours before your flight departs but no later than 2 hours prior to departure. You can use the self-service kiosks at the airport to check-in and print your boarding pass. Self-service check-in will close 45 minutes prior to departure time.

Bags must be dropped off at least 45 minutes prior to departure for international flights.

Special requests

For anyone with disabilities and in need of assistance, please call us at least 48 hours prior to your departure to arrange the proper care and facilities. Contact the British Airways domestic and regional Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 43 59 22)

Changes, cancellations, refunds

Depending on your ticket you can make certain changes to your booking. One online change is possible and further changes can be made by calling our Contact Centre KULULA (585852). Changes carry a fee of R207 on restricted fares and R403 on semi-flexiable fares including the difference between the old and new price.

Name changes are not permitted.