FlySafair continues to expand its reach by adding four additional regional routes: Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, and Maputo.
The low-cost airline says these route plans have been in the works for quite a few moons now.
“Plans for these routes have been in the pipeline for several months now,” says Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair. “We are so pleased to finally be able to announce the addition of these routes and more importantly begin operations just in time for the festive season.”
The first round of new routes will launch on 2nd October 2023, and are between Johannesburg and Harare, as well as Johannesburg and Livingstone. The Harare flights will operate daily with prices starting at R1,000. Flights between Johannesburg and Livingstone are scheduled for four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with tickets starting at R2,000.
The second round of routes takes off on the 3rd and 5th of October 2023. These include a trip from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, with three flights a week starting at just R1,400. Also on the map is Johannesburg to Maputo, with four flights per week, beginning at R1,400.
Bookings for all these new routes are now open.
In addition to new routes, the airline says its flights grew 47% from 2019 to 2022 and is further expanding by adding more planes, routes, and staff in 2023.
“FlySafair has undergone a period of rapid growth, increasing the number of flights they operate by 47% between 2019 and 2022. This number is set to increase even further as the airline continues to add new aircraft, routes, and frequencies throughout 2023. To accommodate this growth, FlySafair has also increased hiring, adding new staff to help maintain the airline’s award-winning customer service in the face of increased operations.”