Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flight News

SA Airlink increase flights from Kruger to Livingstone

AIRLINK will be increasing the frequency of flights operating between Nelspruit Kruger and Livingstone, Zambia.

Initially launched in August 2009 with three flights per week, the route has started to mature and gain traction in the international market, with tour operators and their clients experiencing the benefits of a direct same day connection between these two premier leisure travel destinations.

The one additional flight, operating on Saturdays, will commence March 10, 2012 with Tuesday flights being added from August 7, 2012. The schedule will then operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The flights depart Nelspruit Kruger at 11h55, arriving Livingstone at 13h50 and departing Livingstone at 14h20 arriving Nelspruit Kruger at 16h45

Although the scheduled aircraft is a Canadair 37-seater the airline is flexible and, subject to confirmation and yielding, it is possible to negotiate an upgrade to a larger 83-seater aircraft.

SA Express increase flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit

SA Express has announced they will increase the number of flights between Cape Town to Hoedspruit from two to three times per week. They also plan to replace the CRJ 200, which seats 50 passengers, to an 86-seater as demand is expected to increase. Flights are on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Zambia's major airports get new names

Zambia's new president Michael Sata has renamed the country's main airports after Zambian liberation heroes.
Livingstone's airport's new name is Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport.
The new name of the airport in Zambia's capital Lusaka is Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

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