South African Airways is adding additional frequencies to its network by increasing services to some of its key African destinations.
Harare (Zimbabwe) and Maputo (Mozambique) have already received additional flights, with Kinshasa (DRC) and Mauritius to follow.
“The strengthening of these routes comes in the wake of positive load factors and increased traffic between the countries,” says SAA Acting Chief Executive Officer Nico Bezuidenhout.
Presently, GDP growth in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo exceed World Bank growth statistics for the continent, while South Africa’s trade and demand for leisure and business travel to Mauritius is growing at a steady pace.
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo have increased from 17 to 21 weekly services, and Harare now receives an extra weekly flight from Johannesburg, so there are now 19 every week.
From 4 December, the Johannesburg-Kinshasa route will increase from six to seven flights per week, and Mauritius from nine to 10 weekly frequencies.