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About First Class flights to South Africa

Start your holiday at the airport with our luxurious First Class flights to South Africa.

Flight times for First Class passengers departing from the UK to South Africa range from 11 to 20 hours in total, depending on the length of stopovers. The only direct flights to South Africa are London Heathrow to Johannesburg or Cape Town flights. If superior comfort is important to your journey, then a First Class flight is ideal for you. On board, you can enjoy the comforts of your very own spacious suite, fully flat bed, superior dining and more, making the flight itself a highlight of your trip.

Major airlines that fly First Class to South Africa

First Class flights from the UK to South Africa are available from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland with the following airlines: 

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Though both airlines offer the very best when it comes to First Class travel, the First Class experience onboard Emirates is world renowned. On board the Emirates A380, you can refresh mid-flight in the signature shower spa. The state-of-the-art shower system features an attractive walnut and marble design, fine linens, and luxurious shower kit. When you’re ready for a snack, drink or some time out, enjoy access to the A380’s onboard lounge. With a selection of delicious meals, fine wines and cocktails, you’ll feel like you’re travelling in your own private jet.

Airport lounge access

South Africa’s airports are home to several airline lounges. Found on the Mezzanine Level of O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, the Emirates Lounge offers First Class passengers a relaxating haven complete with showers, complimentary gourmet food and business facilities. Also at O.R. Tambo, British Airways First Class passengers can enjoy access to the Galleries First lounge, located on the Mezzanine Level. At Cape Town Airport there’s another Galleries Club lounge available for British Airways First Class passengers.

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