FLY BLUE CRANE’S SPECIAL HOLIDAY FLIGHTS BETWEEN KIMBERLEY AND CAPE TOWN TO START ON DECEMBER 1, 2015
CUSTOMERS GET BEST IN PREMIUM QUALITY, CONVENIENCE AND AFFORDABILITY
12 November 2015, Johannesburg. Due to overwhelming customer demand, new South African airline, Fly Blue Crane, will launch its special holiday flights between Kimberley and Cape Town from December 1, and not from mid next month as originally planned.
The airline announced last month that in its bid to meet the travel needs of customers over the festive season, it would offer special holiday flights from Kimberley and Bloemfontein to Cape Town.
“Our initial plan was to offer this seasonal service to Cape Town from both Kimberley and Bloemfontein from December 12 this year to January 17 next year. However, there has been such an overwhelming response from our customers regarding flights between Kimberley and Cape Town that this service will now start on December 1.
“Flights between Bloemfontein and Cape Town will remain as previously advised,” Fly Blue Crane COO, Theunis Potgieter, said adding that the seasonal holiday flights would cater for the unique and special travel needs of the airline’s customers in the three cities during this period.
“There will be one return flight a day, seven days a week, from both Kimberley and Bloemfontein to Cape Town during this period, with the exception of Christmas Day when there will be no flights.
“Traditionally, there is an increase in the number of people wanting to visit the coast for the holidays and our customers asked us to add these flights to cater for this peak demand, which we are doing offering very attractive fares,” Potgieter said.
Turning to Fly Blue Crane’s regular flights out of its OR Tambo International Airport hub in Johannesburg to Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit, he said these were tracking upwards well.
“We are very happy with how things are going. We are also most gratified with the overwhelming, positive customer feedback that we are receiving from our customers regarding our service, product and fresh approach to air travel on these routes,” Potgieter said, confirming the airline’s commitment to servicing Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport following a slight adjustment in flight schedules, as well as the stabilisation of ground operations there.
“We appreciate the patience and support of our loyal passengers as we embarked on this review exercise in Mbombela, which is now complete,” he said.
Fly Blue Crane launched its inaugural flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit on September 1. It also offers cargo services on all its flights.
The airline currently operates modern and fuel-efficient 50-seater Embraer Regional Jet 145 (ERJ) aircraft in a single class configuration, which allows for quick aircraft turnaround times and maximum crew synergies.