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According to ACSA's latest stats, this year SAA have had the highest percentage of flights leaving on-time and Kulula the lowest percentage.

Cruise news: Last week we wrote about our cruise to Toulon - here's a video of our cable car ride to the top of Mont Faron in Toulon.

SAA is most on-time airline

ACSA have published the percentage of flights for each airline which have been on time over the year to the end of August. For some reason Velvet Sky has been left out.

Flights from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo

Airline

% flights on time

South African Airways

93%

Mango

91%

Airlink

90%

1time

85%

British Airways Domestic

84%

S.A. Express

80%

Kulula

74%

Flights from Cape Town

Airline

% flights on time

Airlink

94%

Mango

91%

South African Airways

91%

S.A. Express

87%

1time

87%

British Airways Domestic

85%

Kulula

78%

Flights from Durban

Airline

% flights on time

South African Airways

94%

Airlink

93%

Mango

90%

British Airways Domestic

86%

1time

86%

S.A. Express

86%

Kulula

74%

Note about how ACSA measure it

"Airport operational efficiency is measured through different measures, with On-Time Performance being the primary internationally accepted standard. On-Time Performance is measured by comparing the actual off-block time (when aircraft pushes back) against the airline schedule time for a departing flight. The measurement is done in accordance with the IATA (International Airlines Transport Association) universal standard benchmark which considers a 15 minute deviation from the scheduled time as an on-time departure. The On-Time Performance of the airlines is averaged for a specific airport to produce On-Time Performance for the airport. This is bench marked against a target which is agreed upon by the airport stakeholders."

(Ed: ACSA had flagged the flights from JNB as being up to August, and those from CPT and DUR as being up to July - we assumed that was a typo by ACSA).

 

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SAA are increasing airfares by 3% on the following routes:

-    Blantyre (BLZ) and Lilongwe (LLW), Malawi
-    Dar es Salaam (DAR), Tanzania
-    Douala (DLA), Cameroon
-    Kinshasa (FIH), Congo 
-    Libreville (LBV), Gabon
-    Lusaka, (LUN), Zambia
-    Nairobi (NBO), Kenya
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The Purple shall rule! Why can’t we in EAST LONDON have VELVET SKY from JHB to EL? I have a very small budget and would dearly love to have my old aunt from Boksburg fly down to EL for my Mom's 80th birthday as a surprise birthday present from 6 January to 4 February 2012. In future I would love to take my DOWNS son on the plane to fly as he had never been on the plane and I am also deaf. PLEASE PUT VELVET SKY ON EAST LONDON AIRPORT and it will be lovely for lots of people as SAA and 1Time are very expensive to book.

Warmest regards,
Adele

                 
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