Just when we had begun to think that our local airline was gone for good, it’s risen like the proverbial phoenix from the business rescue process with some of the lowest prices around.
When SAA lifts off on 23 September 2021, the airline is determined to offer even more value. For now, though the only routing available to domestic travellers will be between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
On the international front, the airline will still fly to Maputo, Accra, Kinshasa, Lusaka, and Harare.
Comair’s first flights took place on 1 September as both BA (operated by Comair) and Kulula re-started their operations.
Kulula started off its new season with a huge 30% discount on all its flights, but ticket prices have since returned to normal, and are among the highest available at present. Hopefully, the airline will rethink its costing in a market that’s returning to normal fast.
Comair used its time on the ground to come up with some innovative options for future travel that still make flying with them an affordable and flexible option in these times. These bundles include:
Kulula is offering all its usual routes from the start, with domestic flights servicing OR Tambo, Lanseria, King Shaka, George, PE, and East London.
BA is also back on track with its local offering to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, East London, and Port Elizabeth. Flights to Livingstone, Windhoek, and Nairobi are on hold until further notice. The popular Mauritius route will reopen at the end of November.
While other airlines were hunkering down, Lift Airlines launched its innovative ride-sharing option, and now, with everyone else getting back in the air, it’s leading the pack again.
Lift Airlines has just launched a luxury option, called Lift Premium, that offers travellers a host of benefits, including:
With this premium service, you can cancel your flight up to an hour before departure and receive a full refund in your Lift Wallet.
This offering launches during October 2021.
Our main constants during lockdown, are still going strong, with a full range of domestic flights, attractive pricing options, and seasonal specials.
You can still fly to all the major centres with FlySafair including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein.
Airlink offers service to and from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Harare, Lusaka, Gaborone, and Windhoek.
As the vaccination program rolls out across the country, things are slowly returning to normal.
As long as you comply with all the safety regulations, air travel remains one of the safest and fastest ways to get around.
Fortunately, most airlines have made it through these trying times relatively intact, offering business and leisure travellers a wider range of flexible ticketing options allowing you to book with confidence and plan your travels well in advance.