With the remarkable growth of nearly 47% in recent years, FlySafair is extending its network to offer exciting new destinations for African travellers, enhancing both business and leisure travel opportunities across the continent.
As the upcoming festive season brings heightened demand for domestic flights in South Africa, FlySafair’s strategic expansion plays a pivotal role in meeting travellers needs and supporting the revival of the tourism sector.
Adding Vital Routes:
- Cape Town to George Revisited: FlySafair reintroduces its Cape Town to George route this month, offering passengers three weekly flights. Departing from Cape Town every Thursday and Friday at 14h35 (Flight FA190), and on Sundays at 10h00 (Flight FA192), this route caters to the 94% of George Airport arrivals from Johannesburg and Cape Town. The addition of this route optimizes FlySafair’s Western Cape operations while providing a much-needed alternative for the approximately 500,000 two-way passengers currently using George Airport.
- Daily Flights to Harare: Recognizing South Africa’s significance as one of Harare’s crucial trading partners, FlySafair launches daily flights between Johannesburg and Harare from October 2, 2023. Departing at 07h20 from OR Tambo (Flight FA750) and at 10h00 from Harare (Flight FA751), this route aims to bolster and streamline the trade relationship between the two regions.
- Four Weekly Flights to Livingstone: Livingstone is a pivotal gateway for travellers to the iconic Victoria Falls and is integral to trade with South Africa in mineral exports. FlySafair’s new route, starting October 2, offers four weekly flights between Livingstone and Johannesburg, available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flight times are 12h40 from Johannesburg (Flight FA752) and 15h25 from Livingstone (Flight FA753).
- Victoria Falls Flights Taking Off in October 2023: With over a million annual visitors, Victoria Falls is a must-visit destination in Africa. FlySafair’s additional flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, commencing October 3, 2023, enhance convenience for tourists exploring South Africa and the World Heritage site. Furthermore, Victoria Falls is a burgeoning economic hub, housing Zimbabwe’s second stock exchange and contributing to the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone. FlySafair will operate this route three times weekly, with Flight FA754 departing Johannesburg at 12h35 every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and Flight FA755 leaving Victoria Falls at 15h20 on the same days.
- Maputo on the Horizon for October: FlySafair will inaugurate a new route between Johannesburg and Maputo on October 5, 2023. This route is poised to strengthen trade ties between Mozambique and South Africa, with flights departing four times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flight FA758 will take off from OR Tambo at 18h20, and FA759 will depart from Maputo at 20h30 on these days.
FlySafair’s competitive ticket prices, coupled with its expanding network, are set to challenge existing carriers on the Johannesburg-Maputo route, further benefiting travellers.
Boosting Business Travel in South Africa: FlySafair’s extended route offerings, now totalling six, are expected to foster increased competition in the intra-African flight market, ultimately leading to more affordable airfares. As CMO Kirby Gordon notes, this expansion aligns with FlySafair’s mission to facilitate the growth of African tourism, both domestically and internationally, contributing to its ongoing recovery.