flyafrica.com, Africa’s low fare airline, today announced the expansion of its low-fare business model to include daily flights between Harare and Johannesburg. Flights will commence from 1 November with sales having recently opened. flyafrica.com’s commitment to low fares, introduced with its Victoria Falls service, continues with fares from R399 on its new Harare – Johannesburg route.
“Our announcement is another milestone both for our airline and for developing business in Africa,” says Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Group CEO of flyafrica.com. “Business and leisure travellers have being paying too much for far too long to travel between Harare and Johannesburg. Our minimum fare of R399, compared to our competitors’ minimum fare of R1,660, shows flyafrica.com’s commitment to bringing low fares to Africa.
“Our daily flight between Harare and Johannesburg marks our first entry into a traditional business route, and we are confident that companies will welcome the opportunity to reduce their travel cost by 80%. With such low fares and no fuel surcharges, it’s not only the business traveller who benefits. Many leisure travellers want to travel between these two major African cities and until now that has not been possible due to high fares. We are proud to announce that as of today it is possible.”
This route is the airline’s second into the country, after it introduced flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg a month ago.
“From the moment we launched, we have been overwhelmed with the support and enthusiasm for our entrance into the market,” continues Hamilton-Manns. “When we launched we promised to introduce low-fares to many African destinations, and we are very excited to be delivering on our promise. We are very happy that the travelling public has embraced our low fare revolution. We are committed to reducing the cost of flying in Africa and we will continue to fight unjust surcharges designed to exploit passengers.”
The airline’s website www.flyafrica.com have already started selling tickets sales for Harare-Johannesburg. flyafrica.com’s fares start at R399 and are available year-round.