South African Airways now flies to Harare in Zimbabwe from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.
South African Express launches new thrice-weekly route from Durban to the Zambian capital of Lusaka.
1time, the South African low-cost airline, now flies to Lanseria Airport between Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as to Mombasa in Kenya.
Velvet Sky has launched three new domestic routes within South Africa, connecting Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from launch celebrations.
anna.aero has now passed the 7,000 mark for new routes reported! Last week’s 23 routes is the perfect week to celebrate this, with diverse routes having launched in all corners of the world. The capitals of Peru and Estonia, Lima and Tallinn, are the only ones with more than one route launch, so we have a wide spread of new services analysed and illustrated.
Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection of cakes.
South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast
The FIFA World Cup is up and running with everyone still in with a chance. But what about recent trends in air travel demand to, from and within South Africa? What impact have LCCs had on the domestic market?
Kulula.com is South Africa’s leading LCC despite operating just eight routes; capacity to grow almost 30% in 2010
South Africa’s first low-cost carrier is also the country’s biggest, but where does it fly and which airlines does it face competition from? At which of its airports is it the only major airline operating? And what is special about the latest aircraft it has had delivered?
Quite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
How has South African air traffic demand been affected by the global events of the last 12 months? We reveal the latest monthly traffic trends, by airport and market segment.