New budget airline tickets on sale despite legal threat

2013-09-24 10:43

South Africa’s latest low-cost airline, FlySafair, has started selling tickets despite a competitor threatening court action against it.

The airline started selling tickets online yesterday, with a one-way ticket from Joburg to Cape Town costing R798, Afrikaans daily Beeld reported today.

Executive head Dave Andrew said it planned to have 10 flights per day between the two cities when it started operating on October 17.

But competitor Comair and other parties have indicated they want to secure an interdict against FlySafair, apparently because it does not meet all the required regulations to operate.

But FlySafair said it was confident its flights would go ahead.

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