FlySafair And Go Mountain Biking On The Great Kei Trek In East London

Book your FlySafair flights, grab your mountain bike and ready yourself for the MTB experience of a lifetime at the Great Kei Trek 2019! If you are an avid supporter of mountain biking then thisshould need no intro’, but for those who aren’t familiar with this one, the Great Kei Trek will be hosted from the 2nd to the 4th of May this year in the Eastern Cape. Great Kei Trek 2019 The Great Kei Trek, the race that’s not a race, presents riders with…

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Book your FlySafair Flights to The 7th Investec Cape Town Art Fair | 15 – 17 February 2019

A highlight of the Cape Art scene in 2019, the 7th annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair is set to take place from 15 – 17 February 2019. The fair is awaited with much anticipation by both local and international artists. The catch phrase of the fair, “Contemplating Contemporary Art from Africa and the World” says it all. If you’re hoping to attend, you can expect to be spoiled with a showcase of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art on a global basis,…

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15 Reasons Why You Should Travel South Africa

Just because you live in South Africa, it doesn’t mean that you know it all. There are secret spots, sunny outlooks, awe-inspiring views, and exciting attractions that you are yet to see. Even if you have lived in SA all of your life, there’s so much to learn, see and do still. Now is the time to grab your backpack (okay, you can take a bigger luggage bag if you want), book your FlySafair, or any other SA Airlines ticket, and get traveling across your…

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Low cost airline Skywise launches in SA on 11 February 2015!

Low cost carrier Skywise is set to take to the skies in less than 5 days. The airline is the latest entrant into the budget airline space in SA, and will be operating scheduled flights along the Cape Town to Johannesburg (OR Tambo) route upon launch. The airline’s launch will come as welcome news to South African air travellers. As was the case with SA’s most recent low cost contender, FlySafair, Skywise also faced many legal and regulatory challenges in entering the market. Tickets are…

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Fly Blue Crane: Former SAA and Express executives join the startup airlines race in SA

Former SAA and SA Express CEO Siza Mzimela and ex SAA executives Theunis Potgieter and Jermoe Simelane have joined the startup airlines race in South Africa with their bid to launch a new low cost carrier in SA: Fly Blue Crane. Other hopefuls include 1time follow up airline Skywise and  FlySafair, with East African airline fastjet still keen on expanding their routes footprint in South Africa as well. There are some serious barriers to entry into the domestic flights market; most notably resistance from existing and more…

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FlySafair ticket sales to resume early in second half of 2014

During a Business Day TV interview released today, FlySafair CFO Elmar Conradie talks about the airline’s challenges in getting its operating license. According to Conradie, the airline is optimistic that it will be able to launch domestic scheduled flights “early” into the second half of 2014. FlySafair will be launching at least 3 return flights along the Cape Town to Johannesburg route, yet ticket prices and when ticket sales will commence currently remains to be confirmed. Significantly, the airline managed to retain most of its…

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Skywise airline “not going anywhere”

South African low cost carrier FlySafair recently beat Skywise in overcoming a critical barrier to entry into the South African LCC market – getting its air service license renewed. Skywise, on the other hand, had their request for a license extension declined. While Skywise has  experienced a number of legal and regulatory setbacks during the past year, yet the executive team, which also built the 1Time Airline brand, remain hopeful. Skywise CEO Rodney James is quoted as saying that “it’s obviously a big blow…but we…

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FlySafair Launch: Breaking News – the wait is almost over!

FlySafair today announced that the Air Services Licensing Council, or ASLC for short, has approved the airline’s application for a domestic air service license. This approval means that FlySafair will finally be able to launch their domestic scheduled flights operation in South Africa, a piece of news that no doubt will be to the liking of South African air travellers across the board. According to a statement published on www.flysafair.co.za, the license adds to the airline’s domestic and international unscheduled license, which it has held…

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Skywise Airlines: Where to from here?

Aspiring low-cost airline Skywise recently hit a major setback as the South African Department of Transport failed to renew the airline’s Air Services license, effectively delaying scuppering plans to enter the South African flights market. According to recent media reports, the airline is now exploring its options. Competing startup FlySafair’s initial license was revoked before it could take to the skies last year, after the airline had run afoul of ownership regulations stating that at least 75% of the airline’s ownership shares had to be…

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