FlySafair (the newest low cost airline in South Africa) has officially launched. You are now able to go to their website and purchase tickets (website here). FlySafair is a subsidiary of Safair Aviation Ireland Limited. This freight aviation company has been involved in some fantastic aviation adventures that have taken them from Antarctica to Singapore. The airline was awarded its airline operating license in 2009. However, FlySafair together with South Africa’s Air Service Licensing Council (ASLC) has recently come under large scrutiny by Comair and Skywise. On 17 September 2013 Comair and Skywise applied for an interim interdict preventing Safair from commencing to operate its scheduled air service. This application is to be heard by the Pretoria High Court on 01 October 2013.
We have been asked by a few people for the FlySafair launch details and so will summarise them in this post.
Booking with Flysafair and FlySafair launch flight schedule
Although you can book tickets now, the flights are only starting to fly on the 17th October 2013, after which they will be operating 3 flights per day, between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Prices look decent, but not “mind-blowingly” cheap, as one would typically expect from a launch. However perhaps they have priced themselves at a decent level, meaning they will be able to sustain themselves. We’ll be keeping a look out for FlySafair specials and other specials and including them in our weekly flight specials.
Opinion: Would we book with FlySafair?
Would we book with them? I’m not entirely sure. I think we are all still a little skeptical based on the past performance of the other low cost airlines that recently launched, such as flygoair and velvetsky. I think perhaps I would rather wait until they have flown for a few months, before I’d book.
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