Flyafrica.com launches

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Flyafrica.com, Africa’s newest low-cost airline, launched its first route this week – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Johannesburg (South Africa). In time, the airline intends to operate scheduled regional flights in Africa from various bases.

The airline’s website, www.flyafrica.com, is now live, selling tickets between Zimbabwe and Johannesburg from R99 ($9). The first flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg is scheduled for 16 July. For the first four weeks, flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, after which flyafrica.com will expand operations.

The airline does not apply a fuel surcharge – which can more than double the cost of any fare paid by the passenger.

Zimbabwe flyafrica is the first airline of the flyafrica.com group to launch. The airline is a joint venture between nu.com, a Zimbabwe-based infrastructure company, and Flyafrica Ltd, a private equity aviation investment group.