Sunday, 21 July, 2024

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FlySafair launched its newest route between the Cape Town and Kruger Mpumalanga airports earlier today with an event attended by government officials, key FlySafair team members, and tourism stakeholders.

FlySafair connects the bush to the beach with exciting new route

FlySafair launched its newest route between the Cape Town and Kruger Mpumalanga airports earlier today with an event attended by government officials, key FlySafair team members, and tourism stakeholders.

“We are extremely excited to launch this new route. We are passionate about sharing not only our love of flying, but also our love of all the beauty South Africa has to offer,” said Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer of FlySafair, who attended the event at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. 

A beacon among the many attractions South Africa has to offer is the Kruger National Park, drawing over a million visitors annually. Cape Town has also only grown in popularity in recent years. 

The Kruger National Park will be going cash-free from Friday at five of its entrance gates in the southern part of the park, as well as at filling stations.
The Kruger National Park will be going cash-free from Friday at five of its entrance gates in the southern part of the park, as well as at filling stations.

We are excited to have the opportunity to bring the opposite corners of South Africa closer together, giving everyone an affordable way to visit both the bush and the beach.

Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer of FlySafair

However, the considerable distance of nearly 2 000 kilometres between these two locations can present challenges in terms of cost and time for travellers looking to include both in their itinerary. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to bring the opposite corners of South Africa closer together, giving everyone an affordable way to visit both the bush and the beach. The inconvenience of multiple flights has led visitors to take an either-or approach to travel in South Africa. Hopefully, having a low-cost air travel option can help change this and encourage visitors to book even longer stays,” said Gordon.

“Although there are a number of individual parties involved here, we believe we can see the best results by working together towards a common purpose. Improving the tourism industry and encouraging more exploration of our country will benefit all of us. Events like this give us the chance to come together and find more ways to pool our resources to grow the industry together.” 

FlySafair’s flights between CTIA and KMIA will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays and ticket prices will start at R1 851 one way.

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