BA opens a luxury lounge at Cape Town International

British Airways opened a R19.8-million luxury lounge at Cape Town International Airport last week, a month ahead of the airline's increased schedule of flights to the city.

The lounge, which can accommodate 148 people, is modelled on the Galleries Lounges concept at England's Heathrow Airport.

In December, British Airways announced that it would add three Cape Town flights a week to its (Northern Hemisphere) summer schedule, taking it from a daily service to 10 flights a week.