The first Cemair flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit on 1 August was flown by: Captain T. Booysen; Flight Attendant A. Pieterse; and First Officer K. Venter. Cape Town services will operate daily on 50-seat CRJ 200s.
- Cemair, a privately owned airline operating in South Africa, added Hoedspruit (HDS) to its network on 1 August, beginning a daily 1,601-kilometre route from Cape Town (CPT). The route, which will face direct competition from SA Express’ daily 74-seat Q400-operated service, will be flown by Cemair on its 50-seat CRJ 200s. A second route from Johannesburg (JNB) was inaugurated on 7 August, with the 336-kilometre sector from South Africa’s largest city also being flown daily, this time on Cemair’s 56-seat Dash 8-300s. SA Express will also offer competition on the latter route, with it operating between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit twice-daily on Q400s. With these launches, Cemair now offers 10 domestic routes in South Africa, of which five originate in Johannesburg, on 150 weekly flights when referring to OAG schedules. Along with Cape Town, Hoedspruit and Johannesburg, Cemair also serves the following destinations: Bloemfontein; George; Margate; Plettenberg Bay; Port Elizabeth; and Sishen Kathu.