flyafricaClaiming to be Africa’s first “true” low cost carrier, flyafrica.com – which guarantees low fares and “no fuel surcharges ever” – has opened flights for sale.

The airline’s website, which carries the tagline “It’s a revolution”, goes live today, selling tickets between Zimbabwe and Johannesburg from as little as R99. Fares are quoted on a one-way basis and exclude airport and government taxes of R570. “Flyafrica.com will never apply fuel surcharges,” says ceo, Adrian Hamilton-Manns.

The low-fare airline, which is based on Asian LCC models such as Tiger Airways and AirAsia, will operate scheduled regional flights in Africa from various hubs. “This is not a South African airline. We will be launching from multiple bases in Africa, first from Vic Falls Zimbabwe, and rolling out other destinations at a later stage. Details on these destinations will be revealed in coming weeks,” Adrian told eTNW.

The first flight from Vic Falls to Johannesburg will be on July 16. For the first four weeks, flights will be operated three days a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, after which the airline will expand operations.

Flyafrica.com offers a turnkey solution for airlines and start-ups by partnering with local investors and operators to assist with installing distribution operating systems, safety systems and requirements, staff training, marketing initiatives, and more.

For more info : Flyafrica

19 June 2014