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If you want to avoid the mess of Johannesburg airport Durban is a good place to transit. The BA flight is year round and apart from Emirates is the only international flight so passport queues are minimal. From Durban there are excellent connections all over the country though flights to George can be on the expensive side. I know people who travel via JNB (domestic) as that can be half the cost of the direct flight. Mind you in European terms we’re looking at maybe just EUR 80 more and to avoid JNB I’d certainly consider that.22 Jul 2019
Curious why no European airline (other than Turkish via Joburg) wants to fly direct to Durban.
BA does from LHR, but it’s not a daily service.
Tired Old Hack – I wrote that in 2017, before BA had the good sense to follow my advice !!!!!!25 Jul 2019
As (VS) have double daily into JNB, it would make sense to extend one into CPT. A one-stop transit is obviously preferable to a change of aircraft, specially if pax can stay on board in JNB and clear entry/departure formalities in CPT.8 Oct 2019
If the demand is there, i don’t see why Delta would not allow VS to fly the CPT route. cape town is a massive tourist destination, and if not on business then much more preferable to flying via JNB where you have to clear immigration and change planes with all the hassle that involves. Not to mention the December / January fares from JNB – CPT are astronomical in comparison to the rest of the year.
In fact CPT has now become a weekend destination, with people leaving late Friday and returning to London early Monday and straight to the office. So though it’s of no help to me personally, i can easily see VS returning sooner rather than later.
On a slightly sour note, Swiss First pax used to use the VS lounge at JNB, which in my opinion was the best of the lot. When VS started their second service to JNB, it meant the lounge was so crowded they cancelled the contract with Swiss and now we have to use the awful SAA First lounge (along with LH) and where I twice picked up a tummy bug from eating there!!!11 Oct 2019