FlySafair announced the launch of a new route between Bloemfontein and Cape Town with flights scheduled to take off from July 30 2021.
According to the low-cost carrier, the route will fly twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays while airfares on this new route will start from R721 which are already available for sale across all booking platforms.
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On Fridays, FA840 departs Cape Town at 07h00 and arrives in Bloemfontein at 08h35. On return, FA 841 departs at 09h15 and lands at 10h50 in Cape Town. On Sundays, FA842 leaves Cape Town at 11h15 and lands at 12h50. FA843 then departs Bloemfontein at 13h30 and arrives at 15h05.
“Across the world, we’re seeing domestic carriers like ourselves leading the recovery of the airline industry,” says Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer of FlySafair.
“There are, however, a number of factors hindering the rebound in the South African market that are beyond our control. By offering our customers more options and flexibility when it comes to routes, we hope to make a sustainable impact on the local industry’s recovery.
“We see a great deal of potential growth on this route,” says Gordon. “It’s expected that many of our passengers will be members of the agricultural sector, medical and law professions, as well as learners attending schools in and around Bloemfontein,” Gordon adds.
As the statement reads, FlySafair plays a pivotal role in economic growth by creating connections for the free flow of trade, people, investment and ideas, according to IATA’s Value of Aviation report from 2019. This report noted that in 2018, 472 000 jobs were supported by the air transport sector and it contributed $9.4 billion (R138.5 billion) to the country’s GDP.
“There’s a long road ahead of us. As members of the travel industry, we need to continue to inspire confidence in our customers and find new ways of enticing them to travel,” Gordon concludes.