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FlySafair announces a second base and new routes

FlySafair has established itself as South Africa's first true low cost carrier.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – It’s been nothing but full speed ahead for South Africa’s first true low cost airline, FlySafair, in recent weeks.

The first flights launched were in mid-October between Cape Town and Johannesburg, followed swiftly by the launch of the Cape Town to Port Elizabeth route. The Cape Town to George route follows this week on 13th November.

From the 3rd of December, FlySafair will launch their second base at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport, allowing passengers to fly from Johannesburg to George and Port Elizabeth.

“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.