New domestic airline set to launch

2012-10-18 08:28

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Johannesburg - Airlines have been reporting major losses and low cost airline 1time's application for business rescue is no secret yet a new domestic airline, FlyGoAir, is about to take to the skies.
According to Tourism Update, the airline is set to operate an “affordable premium service” on routes that are currently not served by any other airline.

Its first route will be between Lanseria and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), due to start operating on November 26, with estimated airfares at R999pp one way, inclusive of all taxes. The airline plans to offer in-flight services such as meals, beverages and alcohol and has also designed a unique loyalty reward programme, in which passengers qualify for a free flight after every six flights flown.

With Lanseria as its major hub, FlyGoAir also plans to launch another two routes in January, to Polokwane and Pietermaritzburg respectively. Other Flight routes said to be in the pipeline for next year are flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein and George as well as a service from KMIA to Cape Town.

According to CEO, Reg Sivsanker, “FlyGoAir is bold in wanting to take the skies in tough times", but he believes in its competitive advantage and in the future the airline hopes to expand its services by adding flights to the more popular destinations, which, he says, will further improve FlyGoAir’s competitive edge.

FlyGoAir will work with an online reservation system, which will take bookings from only two calendar months in advance. Sivsanker explains: “Passengers can be assured; they will not have to suffer the same fate as those passengers who lost money on advance bookings on airlines that folded.”

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