Direct Air Cape/Kruger Connection

South African Airlink will from next year introduce the first direct flights between Cape Town and the new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) at Nelspruit.

South Africa’s leading feeder airline will from January 20, 2003 offer daily direct flights between the two centres, using its luxury Brazilian ERJ Embraer jet aircraft.

Karin Murray, marketing manager of South African Airlink, says the daily flights will depart from Cape Town at 10h00, arriving at KMIA at 12h25. The return flights will leave KMIA at 13h00, and arrive in Cape Town at 15h25.

“The 2hour 20 minute flights are the shortest available between Cape Town and Nelspruit and also the only direct connections,” Murray stated. “We expect strong support from both the leisure and business market.”

South African Airlink will offer a promotional fare of R1 870 (return) from January 20 to February 28, 2003 to launch the new service.