Municipality wants other airlines for PMB

2007-12-06 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality is seriously considering approaching other airlines for their services as Airlink has failed to communicate adequately with passengers and the public regarding flight delays.

The subject of the airline was discussed by the economic development and growth committee, and councillors said they may soon contact or Mango for their services to provide a choice for passengers flying between Johannesburg and the city.

Committee chairman, Pops Chetty, said that Airlink’s services have been very poor, and they have failed to communicate or apologise to the public regarding the recent flight delays.

“We [council] need to do an investigation to find other airlines to use the airport because Airlink is taking advantage of the fact that passengers do not have a choice.

“If we introduce another airline to compete with them perhaps they will improve their services,” said Chetty.

Municipal manager Rob Haswell concurred with Chetty, adding that the uMgungundlovu District Municipality could perhaps contribute to the upgrading of the airport.

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