FlySafair, the popular low-cost airline in South Africa, has announced a new regional route between O.R. Tambo International Airport and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar.
The airline will start offering a weekly return flight from the first weekend of April 2023, with a second weekday flight potentially being added at a later date.
According to Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair, “Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful island destinations in Africa. This, along with the success we have seen flying to Mauritius and the demand for our chartered flights to Zanzibar, were key players in our decision to add this route to our schedule.”
Bookings for the new route opened on the 13th of March 2023, and the first flight is set to take off from Johannesburg on Saturday, 8th of April. The weekly return flights to Zanzibar are part of FlySafair’s plan to grow its services to meet the needs of its consumers after nearly three years of limited travel.
“We are so excited to be bringing our low fares to this route and connect more South Africans with this beautiful neighbour,” adds Gordon. “After nearly three years of limited travel, South Africans are once again eager to spread their wings both locally and regionally. We are so thrilled to be able to grow our services to meet the needs of our consumers.”
The announcement of the Zanzibar route marks the beginning of a year of growth for FlySafair, with plans to add more regional routes to their schedule and more aircraft to their fleet in the coming months.