Which airlines fly to Port Elizabeth
You’re in luck if you happen to want to fly to Port Elizabeth, as almost every airline flies there. This includes SAA, BA, kulula and Mango. In addition, unlike the other “smaller cities”, the airlines fly to Port Elizabeth from quite a few other cities such as Durban and Cape Town, and not just from the main Johannesburg hub.
How to get cheap flights to Port Elizabeth
Typical prices for flights to Port Elizabeth vary depending on the airline and the dates (along with multiple other variables), but here are some examples of prices you can expect to pay. From Johannesburg the flight will be around R2200 return, from Cape Town to PE it would be around R2500 return, and from Durban it would be around R3500 return. The one strange aspect to the Port Elizabeth flight route is that, although quite a few different airlines fly it, including the low cost airlines, there are very seldom any flight specials for it. This may be as a result of prices already being at their “optimal” rate, or the fact that they are not very profitable for the airlines and so they just have no more room left to navigate and make them cheaper. As such waiting for a flight special to Port Elizabeth is not the ideal way to get a decent price. Rather try and fly during off-peak periods.
Latest Port Elizabeth Flight Specials
Each week we will update this with the latest flight specials to Port Elizabeth, as well as keep a history of all the specials
22 October 2013:
Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth from R899 one way on mango Happy Day Sale
Cape Town to Port Elizabeth from R899 one way on mango Happy Day Sale
about Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is where a substantial portion of South Africa’s fruit production occurs, such as bananas, mangos, oranges etc.
Port Elizabeth is often called Nelson Mandela Bay and was founded in 1820. It is also referred to as the windy city and/or the friendly city. It is a beach lovers paradise and has two beaches with Blue Flag status – which is an internationally recognition of beach cleanliness and quality. The main port in PE is Algoa Bay. The Port Elizabeth Airport is roughly 10 minutes from town. The airport was initially built to permit delivery of post to cape town, and like the other airports in South Africa, it has undergone extensive renovations. The airport serves roughly 2 million passengers per year (although this number changes constantly and might be out of date).