FlySafair launches new routes

July 2015 - From October 2015, FlySafair will be flying to Durban and East London.


The low-cost airline, which is First Car Rental's official flight partner, will be flying return routes from Durban to Johannesburg and Cape Town; and from East London to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Bookings for the new routes are now open, with air fares starting from as low as R399 one way.

FlySafair will be the first low cost airline to fly the East London to Cape Town route since 1 Time Airlines went into liquidation in November 2012. (SA Express is currently the only airline that operates direct flights on this route.)

Overwhelming support

At the end of May 2015, FlySafair launched a poll asking South Africans to vote for a preferred new route. The airline said the voting response from the public was "so overwhelming" that they decided to launch all four routes instead of just one.

FlySafair will be adding two Boeing 737-400 aircrafts to its additional operational fleet to accommodate the extended schedule, bringing the total fleet up to six aircraft. The airline is also in negotiations to add an additional three aircraft to its fleet over the next few months.


New route schedule

• Between Cape Town and East London, FlySafair will operate 2 flights daily (one inbound, one outbound).

• Between Cape Town and Durban, FlySafair will operate 4 daily flights (two inbound and two outbound).

• Between East London and Johannesburg, there will be 4 flights daily during the week (two inbound and two outbound), and 2 flights daily on the weekends.

• Between Johannesburg and Durban, FlySafair will operate 8 flights daily (four inbound and four outbound).

To book FlySafair flights now, click here.

In July, stand the chance of winning return FlySafair flights and First Car Rental car hire. Click here to enter the competition.

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