Suspended SA Express flights to East London and Port Elizabeth resume in November

OCTOBER 22, 2016

SA EXPRESS recently announced that it would not withdraw its Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flights in totality.

This follows SA Express' earlier announcement of its intention to withdraw its Johannesburg-Port Elizabeth; Johannesburg-East London; and Durban-Cape Town routes on 15 October 2016.

However, due to subsequently overwhelming public and trade commitment responses to support these "under-performing routes", SA Express said it would not be withdrawing from these routes in totality, but rather reducing the frequency of the flights.

"Decisions relating to route rationalization are never taken lightly, especially pertaining to sectors that are not economically viable. SA Express has a long history of servicing these routes and we are pleased to continue to service the travel needs of the South African flying public," Inati Ntshanga, Chief Executive Officer of SA Express Airways, said in a trade notice.

"The SA Express management team and I are engaged in a fleet enhancement programme. We wish to thank you for your continued collaboration and for assisting us in retaining what is a scaled back operating schedule."

SA Express will resume flight operations from 1 November 2016.

---NMB Business Chamber