Kaya 959 Reporter
FlySafair is spreading its wings to newer territories.
According to reports, the low-cost airline FlySafair from South Africa wants to grow abroad and has flights scheduled to 10 new locations on the continent.
The airline has requested permission to operate flights to Zanzibar, Maputo, Lusaka, Livingstone, Gaborone, Seychelles, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, Nairobi, and Luanda, according to Business Insider.
Kaya Biz with Gugulethu Mfuphi spoke to Kerby Gordon, FlySAfair’s Chief Marketing Officer who shared more of the growth prospects in the airline.
“We have been looking to expand on our operations for some time now. We are very excited to add additional aircraft to our operating fleet.”
“Obviously, there’s the capacity to do that on the domestic air route given the recent developments just after that, we had obviously made applications for these regional routes. This is somewhere where we would like to deploy some of this metal. The hope is that it has been gazetted now and the decision is now with the air services supply who will then grant us the permission to operate in these routes.” says Gordon.
With flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius, the low-cost carrier opened its first route outside of South Africa in March. After Comair left, it has an even bigger duty now.
FlySafair is planning on capitalising on the anticipated post-pandemic travel boom and securing an even larger share of the aviation business,