King Shaka direct flights increase

2013-08-06 08:55

Durban - Direct SA Express flights from Durban's King Shaka International Airport to Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia have been approved, opening up growth possibilities for the relatively quiet airport. 

SA Express' chief executive, Inati Ntshanga, announced the new flight routes in Zambia over the weekend, IOL reports. 

All three flight routes could be in operation as early as March 2014, he said in an interview in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.

Ntshanga said the direct flight from Durban to Maputo was likely to be the first route to take off as Mozambique was closest to KwaZulu-Natal.

"We need the capacity and aircraft. We also need pilots for the new routes," Ntshanga said. "This will reduce flying via Johannesburg - making it quicker for Durban's customers."

While SA Airlink already flies between Durban and Maputo, Ntshanga said they aim to offer "reasonable prices." 

Ntshanga was part of a government and business delegation to Zambia for the official launch of the Durban-Lusaka route. SA Express flights between the two cities have been operating for more than a year.

The routes he announced are part of a deal with Dube TradePort and the provincial government to establish a Southern African route network out of King Shaka airport, making it a secondary hub to Joburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

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