FlySafair departs for Durban and East London

Durban Airport welcomed the arrival of FlySafair on 25 October when the LCC launched services to Cape Town and Johannesburg. Services to the former will operate 12 times weekly while services to the latter will fly twice-daily. Although the inaugural flight was operated using the carrier’s first 737-800, the route is scheduled to be operated by the airline’s 737-400s according to OAG.

flysafair departs durban and east london 737-400s

On arrival at East London are the inaugural flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Both services will be flown by the carrier’s 737-400s, of which it currently has five.

  • FlySafair launched four new routes on 25 October which link both Durban (DUR) and East London (ELS) to Cape Town (CPT) and Johannesburg (JNB). All of the services launched will operate with at least a daily rotation, and be flown by the LCC’s 737-400s according to OAG Schedules Analyser, of which the airline currently operate five, with a 737-800 having also recently joined the fleet. All four city pairs will face direct competition, most notably by South African Airways, which competes on three of the four sectors. With the addition of Durban and East London, FlySafair now operates to six South African airports along with George and Port Elizabeth. Vote for Durban Airport’s fire truck water arch.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
25 October Cape Town (CPT) Durban (DUR) B734 (12) Mango (42), Comair (30), South African Airways (12)
East London (ELS) B734 (7) SA Express (31)
Johannesburg (JNB) Durban (DUR) B734 (14) South African Airways (90), Comair (35), (34), Mango (53)
East London (ELS) B734 (12) South African Airways (31), (13)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 27 October 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies



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