We are very happy to finally announce a launch date for FlyAfrica's Johannesburg - Windhoek route! From the 2nd of September 2015 travellers will be able to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek at very affordable prices.
Initially meant to take-off on the 15th of March 2015, the airline experienced several delays and had to cancel some flights. Although it wasn't clear whether their problems with the Civil Aviation Authority were sorted after the initial 2 week delay they had to move their launch date forward another two times. Now it looks like they were caught in a lengthy legal brawl. "We have been frustrated and angered that our airline has been dragged through court simply to stop travellers from saving money," says Namibia Flyafrica CEO Clifford Strydom.
Luckily their problems are now sorted and the airline can go forward to operate the route. They will operate three return flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from as little as R705*. These are starting prices and won't be available on all dates. This isn't the end of the good news though.
FlyAfrica also announced plans to launch an internal flight service in Namibia. "What we'll be doing in Namibia is a completely new project to operate low-cost flights. That company would be jointly managed with Namibia-based Bay Air Aviation (Windhoek Eros) and operate under a completely different name and with different planes from Namibia Flyafrica," said Adrian Hamilton Mans, CEO of FlyAfrica. FlyAfrica are also busy establishing 6 new subsidiaries including Mozambique FlyAfrica and Gabon FlyAfrica, with launch dates yet to be confirmed.
News on the planned scheduled flights between Cape Town and Windhoek are scarce, but rumour has it that a launch date for that route will also be announced soon.
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SouthAfrica.TO New Logo
We have been hinting at it for a while and today marks the official launch of our new logo!
We're sure you've grown somewhat attached to our old logo (as we have) and associate it with affordable flights, valuable travel updates and great service. None of these things will change! We're still the same travel agency that loves Table Mountain, but it was time for a change.
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