FlySafair announces a second base and new routes

Cape Town - Since launching its first flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg in mid-October, it's been full steam ahead for South Africa's latest budget airline, FlySafair.  

The initial route was soon followed by the launch of Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and by this time next week, a third route will be operating between Cape Town and George with ticket prices starting form as little as R399 one way. 

FlySafair will also be launching their second base at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on 3 December, allowing passengers to fly from Johannesburg to George as well as Port Elizabeth from R499 one way. 

"Our intention has always been to grow our schedule of operations and it makes most sense for us to open a second base and connect all of our current destinations, therefore offering flights from Johannesburg as well as from Cape Town. Further, we have had overwhelming feedback from our passengers to introduce these routes, we have listened to their suggestions and we have great pleasure in being able to now offer these routes," explains Lorna Terblanche, Vice President of Passenger Services for FlySafair.

Although a new entrant into the commercial market, the airline is backed by nearly 50 years of aviation experience from holding company, Safair. Furthermore, FlySafair has established itself as SA's first true low cost carrier in that they allow passengers to tailor their own tickets.

Based on international best practices, the airline offers passengers a base fare which secures them a seat to their destination, along with two carry on items weighing no more than 7kgs.

Any additional checked-in luggage, along with the option to pre-select preferential seats or extra-space seats such as those in the front rows or at emergency exits as well as onboard catering, will be charged for according to passengers’ specific needs.

"Our aim has always been to not only bring affordable fares to the market, but to also allow new flyers to experience the love of flying. With this announcement of a new base and new routes, we believe that we are opening up the opportunity to fly to many more people - just in time for the December holidays," concludes Terblanche.

For more information on FlySafair or to simply book your ticket, visit www.flysafair.co.za

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