British Airways Closing Both Johannesburg Lounges For Refurbishment

May 23, 2019

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British Airways has closed both its lounges in Johannesburg (JNB) airport from this Thursday for at least four months for comprehensive refurbishment.

The airline operates a Galleries Club (for Business Class and Executive Club Silver/Oneworld Sapphire status passengers) and Galleries First lounge (for First Class and Executive Club Gold/Oneworld Emerald status passengers).

During the period of refurbishment First Class passengers on British Airways flights will be directed to the nearby SLOW lounge, with all other eligible lounge passengers directed to the Aspire lounge.

The completion of lounge refurbishment programs have historically often been delayed given the complexity of conducting renovation and refurbishment works inside a busy, operational airport.

British Airways operates multiple daily services to Johannesburg from London Heathrow (LHR) including flagship Airbus A380 services those these are being reduced from June 4 as the airline increased serviced to Mumbai (BOM) in the wake of Jet Airways collapse. It’s subsidiary, Comair also operates short-haul intra-Africa flights from Johannesburg airport on which you can earn and redeem Avios.

Fellow Oneworld airlines Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Iberia and Qantas also operate flights from Johannesburg.

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