South African Airways as part of its wider growth strategy, continues to rebuild its network from Johannesburg, with the relaunch of flights to Port Elizabeth, Windhoek and Victoria Falls this December.
From December 8, 2022, the South African flag carrier will begun two daily flights between its base in Johannesburg-OR Tambo and Windhoek-Hosea Kutako Airport, operated in single-aisle Airbus A320.
Departures are scheduled at 9.05am and 3.00pm (arrivals at 10.50am and 4.45pm), with return flights leaving Namibia at 11.40am and 5.35pm (arrivals at 1.25pm and 7.15pm).
On this line, SAA will be in competition with its former airline partner, Airlink.
Meanwhile, From December 14, the Star Alliance airline will offer six flights per week between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls airport, with Airbus single-aisle. Flights will operate daily except Saturday at 10:50 a.m. (arrival at 12:25 p.m.), and returns from Zimbabwe at 1:10 p.m. (arrival at 2:50 p.m.).
SAA will be facing Airlink on this route and the low cost airline FastJet Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls remains “a popular tourist destination”.
Finally South African Airways has also announced the resumption of a domestic line, with three daily rotations by A320 to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) during the holidays (from next Monday).
According to commercial director Tebogo Tsimane, “we are delighted to start flying to Ggeberha as demand is high during the festive period, and we are happy to play our part in bringing families together at this time”.
In anticipation of the end of year celebrations, SAA has also increased frequencies to Harare in Zimbabwe (from 7 to 10 per week) and to Mauritius (from 4 to 7 times per week).
SAA President and CEO John Lamola said, “In pursuit of this desire to please our customers, we are working tirelessly to expand the network of destinations we serve, to improve travel connectivity. transparent. Our new routes, along with increased frequencies to our regional destinations, represent the second phase of our post-Covid restart operations.”