FlySafair is getting ready to fly the nest and expand across Africa, following the announcement of its new routes.
The low-cost airline is having its moment in the sun following competitor Comair’s woes, and it’s full-steam ahead for FlySafair’s expansion from domestic to regional travel.
A minimum of 10 new routes in sub-Saharan Africa are on the mapping menu for the airline, including spots like Zanzibar, Victoria Falls, Nairobi, Lusaka and Maputo.
More frequent trips to Mauritius are also on the cards for FlySafair and applications for additional trips to the land of sugar sand and aquamarine waters have already been made, according to Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer, in speaking to Business Insider.
Other flights to Gaborone and Seychelles may also be a possibility, according to the publication.
Five new plans are also set to holster FlySafair’s expansion, earmarked for early 2023.
As for Comair’s struggle, Bloomberg reports that Kulula’s owner and British Airways partner accounted for 40 of domestic air trips, as well a fair share of international ones. Without a recovery plan at its forefront, it seems that the seats of opportunity are open, and FlySafair is not afraid to capitalise on them.