FlySafair has added four additional routes to our existing route network with the inclusion of East London and Durban to our coastal destinations. Ticket sales are already open with flights starting on 27 November 2017
Vote for East London or Durban
At the end of May, we launched a poll asking passengers to vote for a preferred new route. After an overwhelming response FlySafair has chosen to launch all four options including links from Johannesburg and Cape Town to East London and Durban.
Russell Jarvis, Head of Communications at online travel booking website, Travelstart, comments: “With East London and Durban now forming part of their route network, FlySafair is restoring much-needed air travel competitiveness to two of South Africa’s most popular coastal cities. We are happy to finally see a true low-cost carrier model in the country which has customers’ best interests at the forefront of their expansion strategy, as well as making domestic travel affordable for the public.”
“FlySafair puts the consumer first by making air travel accessible and affordable to more and more South Africans,” says Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair.
“Our on time performance, independently measured by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), is rated best of all domestic airlines. Since the launch of FlySafair we’ve noted a marked increase in the performance of our competitors. This is excellent news for many South African consumers, who, up until now, were unable to afford local air travel. This is a solid indication that we are setting the bar higher in favour of the consumer.”
We’ll will be adding two additional Boeing 737-400 aircraft to our operational fleet to accommodate the extended schedule. This will bring the total fleet up to six aircraft. We also in negotiations to add an additional three aircraft.
FlySafair has reduced local air fares by up to 39% on certain routes, and we’ve witnessed up to a 132% increase in demand on others.