SA Airlink inaugurates Pretoria

SA Airlink Cape Town to Pretoria

Cutting the ribbon in Pretoria to officially open services to Cape Town are Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Mayor of Tshwane and David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, South Africa. Services between the two airports will initially operate 11 times weekly, rising to 18 weekly on 1 September according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.

  • SA Airlink commenced services between Cape Town (CPT) and Pretoria (PRY) on 16 August. Flights on the 1,305-kilometre sector will be operated using the carrier’s RJ85s, and will initially be flown 11 times weekly until 1 September, when the frequency increases to 18 times weekly according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. This is the only scheduled passenger service from Pretoria Airport. Commenting at the launch, David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, South Africa, said: “A city without its own airport is a very poor city. An airport symbolises your degree to see that which is not yet there. Wonderboom (the area surrounding the airport) is still small, but you must have the ability to see a whole new city developing here. We are not just building an airport, but a new economy. A whole new city is going to develop.” Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Mayor of Tshwane also commented by saying: “We are making sure that we link the two strategic centres of power in the country. This route is politically significant because it links the executive to the legislature in Cape Town.” Ramokgopa also commented to say that more money would be invested into the area surrounding Pretoria Airport. See how Pretoria Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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