None of the major airlines operate regular flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay (JNB - PBZ), but Fly Cemair are kicking off the route on the 28th March 2014.
On Fridays & Sundays, FlyCemair leaves JNB at 09h00, and arrives in Plett at 11h30. It then departs Plett at 12h00 and arrives in Cape Town at 13h15. It then leaves Cape Town at 14h00 and arrive in Plett at 15h15. It then leaves Plett at 16h00 and arrives in JNB at 18h30.
On Saturday it is scheduled to leave OR Tambo at 09h00 and arrive in Plett at 11h30. It then is scheduled to leave Plett at 12h00 and arrive at OR Tambo at 14h30.
On the 30th January 2014, Fly Cemair sent out an email asking recipients to take part in an online survey about whether they'd like a scheduled flight service from OR Tambo to Plett. In the survey they ask participants what day of the week they'd like to fly, what time, what would they be willing to pay.
In 2007 it was reported that SA Airlink was preparing for its inaugural flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay in September 2007. Bitou municipal manager George Seitisho said on the 3rd July: “We hope, weather permitting, to be up and running by the end of September. We will be considered as an alternative regional airport, assisting when there are landing problems in George or Port Elizabeth. Tourists don‘t want to have to drive for an hour after landing in George before they get to their destination.” The municipality would need to clear alien vegetation from the airport, build a security fence and extend the runway by 100m. SA Airlink would operate a direct route between Plettenberg Bay and Johannesburg, and later on flights between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay were in the plans. "Current upgrading is being done by the municipality on its own but we are still working on a public private partnership for the running and maintenance of the Plettenberg Bay aerodrome." says Seitisho
Here are some options for accommodation in Plettenberg Bay: