Skywise makes the most of SAA domestic departureby MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SKYWISE, the country’s low-cost carrier, is confident of filling the void left by the South African Airway’s decision to cease operating its domestic routes.
SAA has hinted that it may drop all local and short-haul, “full-service” flights, making way for its low-cost carrier, Mango, to fill the gap.
Skywise Chief Executive Officer, Johan Borstlap, expressed “concern” at the decision but was is expectant about the unfolding development.
“We are sad to hear of SAA’s decision as a flag carrier but will monitor the situation as it unfolds. We are more than ready to assist passengers on our local routes with an equivalent service,” he said.
Skywise’s taking-off on 5th March is expected to inject positive dynamics to the domestic air travel market going forward.
Skywise has its focus initially on domestic routes, flying presently between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In this flight blueprint, Skywise forecasts flying over 25000 travellers.
With initial frequency of 2 return daily flights, confidence is high for expansion in the short term.
– CAJ News
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