Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Latest Flight News

DC4 charter series

A local charter company recently announced the launch of an exclusive, colonially inspired “Springbok” incentive series, featuring the historic Douglas DC4 Skymaster aircraft, operating into some of Southern Africa’s most loved incentive destinations. Aptly named “The Colonial Victoria Falls”, “Lourenco Marques” (travel to Mozambique) and “German South-West” (travel to Namibia), the journeys aim to recreate the elegance of air travel from a bygone era, coupled with iconic destinations.

The Group Incentive Series combines flights, accommodation, transfers and activities. Passengers are invited to “dress for the occasion”, reminiscent of a time when service on board really was rare roast beef, instead of peanuts and pretzels.

Originally intended as military transport for the US Army Air Force during the war years, the Douglas DC4 aircraft was used by South Africa Airways for its famed “Springbok Service” between Johannesburg and London, a journey which used to take an unbelievable 36hours! The aircraft is unpressurised and can seat 48 passengers.

Etihad launches flights to East Africa
Etihad Airways has commenced flights to Nairobi from Abu Dhabi (Etihad does have regular flights to Australia, opening up East Africa to this market). The new daily, two-class A320 service is the airline’s first passenger service to East Africa and a critically important step in expanding its presence in Africa. The A320 has 16 Pearl Business-class and 120 Coral Economy-class seats. 

Air Namibia – flights from Windhoek to Victoria Falls and Harare

Air Namibia made its maiden direct flight from Windhoek to Harare on the 16th May when it’s Embraer ERJ-135 landed at Harare International Airport at 11h25.

The airline, which also offers direct flights daily between Windhoek and Victoria Falls, becomes the 12th airline to introduce flights to Harare. On arrival, the 37-seater single-class plane, received the traditional water cannon salute reserved for planes making their inaugural flights into the country. The airline has plans to introduce a 112-seater Airbus A319.

Air Botswana – Daily flights from Cape Town to Maun

We are very excited to announce that Air Botswana has introduced daily services between Maun in Botswana and Cape Town.

The service operates seven days a week, with two direct flights each day ... giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy a sea and delta holiday experience!

Flight Schedule

•Direct Flights – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

•Maun/Cape Town – Daily departure and arrival times: 15h25 // 17h55

•Cape Town/Maun – Daily departure and arrival times: 09h45 // 12h25

The plane is a BA146 which is a 75-seater aircraft.

1 comment:

  1. Well the man who started Douglas DC4 Skymaster aircraft flights is really an intelligent person. He has covered the risky flights of that old Second World War plane under beautiful names of history and antiquity. Yesterday, I saw on Reliance Travels UK so many airlines offering cheap flights to Lagos, Accra, Harare and other tourist destinations in Africa but none matches that idea of Douglas DC4 Skymaster aircraft. My prayers are with the passengers of that “historic” airplane.