Blu Crane Air is a chartered flights company based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The airline is the creation of Dr Marcus van Heerden.
For a brief period they offered flights between Port Elizabeth & East London. Blu Crane Air has no affiliation with Fly Blue Crane, a full service domestic airline laucnhing in September 2015..
On the 9th May 2014 a Government Gazette notified that Blu Crane Air had applied for an amendment to its Domestic Air Service Licence, to be able to fly between OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. This never came to fruition as Blu Crane air stopped offering scheduled flights.
Flights left Port Elizabeth, each morning and returned from East London in the evenings. Passengers met at the Walmer offices of Blu Crane Air from where they were checked in and chauffer-driven to the door of the aircraft at Port Elizabeth Airport. The airline planned on flying from PE to George, King William's Town & Mthatha.
Phone 082-785-3842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blu Crane Air's offices are at 13 5th Avenue in Walmer, Port Elizabeth.
Only hand luggage is allowed, maximum 9kg.
24 August 2015: Blu Crane Air will launch low cost airline Fly Blue Crane in September 2015. Fly Blue Crane will connect passengers from Nelspruit and Bloemfontein to OR Tambo and return.
25 March 2013: Blu Crane Air operates its first flight from Port Elizabeth to East London, on a Cessna 414. “We want to be able to completely fill the gaps found in short-haul routes in the Eastern Cape. The idea is to use a bigger 12-seater aircraft on our East London route and then use the smaller aircraft to service George, King William’s Town and Umtata from Port Elizabeth.” says the owner of the airline, Marcus van Heerden.
3 March 2013: "We want to be able to completely fill the gaps found in short-haul routes in the Eastern Cape. The idea is to use a bigger 12-seater aircraft on our East London route and then use the smaller aircraft to service George, King William’s Town and Umtata from Port Elizabeth...If we have a situation where all passengers are ready to return an hour earlier, we can do just that. We are offering a more personalised service with greater flexibility for our clients." says Mr Daven van Heerden, a pilot at Blu Crane Air. "We are not interested in competing with commercial airlines on common routes. The service we offer is unique in the Eastern Cape corporate market. Flights from Port Elizabeth are extremely expensive, rand for mile flown. We are offering a personal, business-class service to clients who want to reach their destination in comfort, with greater flexibility, time savings and cheaper rates." said Marcus van Heerden, the owner of Blu Crane Air.
23 February 2013: Blu Crane Air opens for business, with PLZ-ELS flights costing R2625 for a same-day return, otherwise R1840 each way. If passengers fly 20 flights during a calendar year they earn a weekend for 2 in Knysna.
27 July 2012: Blu Crane Air applies for an Air Service Licence, Class I & II Domestic (Type S1, S2, N2 and N2)