On Tuesday we covered British Airways launching an additional four weekly services to Mumbai. This is to pick up some of the slack following the collapse of Indian group Jet Airways.
There was some discussion in the comments about where the Heathrow landing slots and aircraft were coming from.
It turns out that British Airways is suspending the ‘four flights per week’ BA50 and BA51 service to Johannesburg from the beginning of June. This is a permanent cancellation and not just a Summer (South African Winter) hiatus.
British Airways only launched this service last October. It added a third daily flight following the decision by South African Airways to drop one of its two daily services. Virgin Atlantic also launched an additional Johannesburg flight, however, and it seems that there is now too much capacity in the market.
Iberia is also dropping its Johannesburg service as we covered recently so there will be a big overall reduction in Avios availability.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
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