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Mango, SAA - rule the roost

21 Nov 2008 flights
surveyed on 25 Oct 2008

The state-owned carriers rule the roost. Although Mango Airlines offer the cheapest (R959) flights from Cape Town to Durban, you could pay R20 extra and fly SAA (R979) - incidentally, the last time we surveyed CPT - DBN flights SAA was cheapest and Mango second cheapest (this week's result, with Mango cheapest, makes more sense).

Flights from Cape Town to Durban
Coaches from Cape Town to Durban

British Airways economy class
leaves 1445, arrives 1640

1314
flight BA6315

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1200

Kulula.com economy class
leaves 1350, arrives 1545

1009
MN701

Citiliner coach

390

Mango Airlines economy class
leaves 1850, arrives 2050

959
flight JE362

City to City coach

390

1time Airline economy class

no flights

Greyhound coach

495

SAA economy class
leaves 1500, arrives 1600

979
flight SA616

SA Roadlink coach

599

SAA businesss class
British Airways business class

2807
3286

Translux coach

510

Just to make sure that it's all about state-carriers, SAA is offering the cheapest business class flights from CPT to DBN.

cockpit of a Mango plane

Flight price inflation at 15%

We've measured an increase in flight prices of 15% over the last year, on the Cape Town - Durban route.

Flight date

Cheapest airline

Cheapest flight price

21 Nov 2008

Mango Airline

R 959

22 Nov 2007

Nationwide Airline

R 831

SA Roadlink push their price up

Coach prices have been pretty stable, except for SA Roadlink pushing their price up from R550 to R599 (a record high bus price on this route) - they are now very much the most expensive of the coaches from Cape Town to Durban.

Melissa does the V&A Waterfront

Melissa's second day in Cape Town (she flew all the way from Singapore to shoot an Emirates print - she's a model). Here's a photo she snapped from the V&A Waterfront.

V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

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