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About Business Class flights to South Africa

Fly through the night in the comfort of Business Class and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed in South Africa before you know it.

Flight times departing the UK to South Africa range from 11 to 20 hours in total, depending on the length of stopovers. The only direct Business Class flights to South Africa depart from London Heathrow, travelling to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Perfect if you desire extra space and a premium service, Business Class flights often feature enhanced comfort at every level, from fully flat beds to chef inspired dining.

Major airlines that fly Business Class to South Africa

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

Our Travel Experts' recommendations

Though all airlines offer fantastic Business Class travel, we recommend making the trip to South Africa with Turkish Airlines. Voted as having the world’s best Business Class catering, you can expect the hospitality onboard a Turkish Airlines flight to be exceptional. On international flights to South Africa, you can also experience authentic Turkish cuisine made by the ‘Flying Chefs’, who aim to provide a real restaurant experience. Served on attractive porcelain dishes, their unique dining experience will be the highlight of your journey.

Airport lounge access

Located at King Shaka International Airport Durban, O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg and Cape Town Airport, Business Class passengers flying with South African Airways can enjoy access to the Baobab Business Class Lounge. Here, you can freshen up with hot showers, enjoy food and drink, access free Wi-Fi and experience quality entertainment. British Airways Business Class passengers can access the Galleries Club lounge at both Johannesburg and Cape Town Airports, while Emirates passengers can indulge and relax at the Emirates Lounge in Johannesburg.

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