Flysafair to introduce flights from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Budget airline, FlySafair, is to launch a second base at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport that will allow passengers to fly from there to Port Elizabeth and George.

The flights will be introduced from December 3 from as little as R499 one way.

Vice-President of Passenger Services Lorna Terblanche said in a statement that with the establishment of a new base and new routes, “we believe that we are opening up the opportunity to fly many more people just in time for the December holidays”.

FlySafair launched its first flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg in the middle of October and this was followed by the launch of the Cape Town-Port Elizabeth route last week.

Terblanche said the intention had always been “to grow our schedule of operations and it makes most sense for us to open a second base and connect all our current destinations”. In addition, she said, the company had had “overwhelming feedback from our passengers to introduce these routes”.

The company said although it was a new entrant into the commercial market , it was “backed by nearly 50 years of aviation experience from holding company Safair”.

It said that it had “established itself as South Africa’s first true low-cost carrier in that it allowed passengers to tailor their own tickets”.

The statement added that based on best international practice the airline offered passengers a base fare and two items of luggage weighing no more than seven kilograms. - MetroMinutes.


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