FlySafair has announced the launch date of its long-awaited Zanzibar flights, its newest regional route.
The flights are between OR Tambo (JNB) and Abeid Amani Karume International airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar.
Starting from April 8, FlySafair will offer a weekly return flight, and there is potential for a second weekday flight to be added to the schedule at a later date.
For now, the weekly flight is scheduled for Saturdays with airfares starting from R2 950 one way (T&C apply).
Bookings for this route are now open, and the first flight is set to take off from Johannesburg on Saturday, April 8 and land in Zanzibar later that evening.
The weekly return flights to Zanzibar mark the beginning of a year of growth for the airline, which plans to add more regional routes to its schedule along with more aircraft to its fleet in the coming months.
“After nearly three years of limited travel, South Africans are once again eager to spread their wings both locally and regionally. We are so thrilled to be able to grow our services to meet the needs of our consumers,” said Kirby Gordon, the airline’s Chief Marketing Officer.
“Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful island destinations in Africa. This, along with the success we have seen flying to Mauritius and the demand for our chartered flights to Zanzibar, were key players in our decision to add this route to our schedule.”
FlySafair announced in February this year that it had secured the rights to fly thrice weekly to the island.