FlySafair (Johannesburg and Cape Town) commenced low-fare scheduled operations on October 16, 2014 between Cape Town and Johannesburg, followed swiftly by the launch of the Cape Town to Port Elizabeth route last week. The new subsidiary will start the Cape Town to George route next week on November 13.
From December 3, FlySafair will launch its second base at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport, allowing passengers to fly from Johannesburg to George and Port Elizabeth.
Although a new entrant into the commercial market, the airline is backed by nearly 50 years of aviation experience from its holding company, Safair.
Airlink (Johannesburg) suffered through another accident yesterday (December 7) at George (South Africa). Embraer ERJ 135 ZS-SJW (msn 145423) overran the wet runway on landing and crashed through the security fence ending up on a road. The regional jet was operating flight SA 8625. There were only minor injuries.