Skyscanner take the hassle out of flights to South Africa

World Cup Football fever is heating up – but unfortunately so are the flight prices.

Flights to South Africa from the UK for travel during the month long tournament (11th June – 11th July 2010) have already reached as much as £4887 – such is the demand to be part of what is perhaps the most prestigious sporting event in the world.

But if you were hoping to be part of South Africa World Cup 2010, do not fear; cheaper options do exist. Using Skyscanner’s (www.Skyscanner.net) nifty indirect flight finder, you can find direct routes or mix and match your flights, using different airlines to get the best prices.

We’ve handpicked some alternative routes to get you started:

£683 – London Heathrow to Jo’burg or Tambo
Outbound: 19th June with BA
Return: 20th July with BA

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£858 – London Heathrow to Jo’burg or Tambo
Outbound: 10th June with Olympic Airlines (via Greece)
Return: 13th July Egypt Air (via Cairo)


£943 – London Heathrow to Bloemfontein
Outbound: 17th June with Egypt Air and South African Airways (via Jo’burg and Cairo)
Return: 14th July with Egypt Air and South African Airways (via Jo’burg and Cairo)


£970 – Manchester to Cape Town
Outbound: 17th June with KLM (via Amsterdam)
Return: 14th Jul with Air France (via Amsterdam and Charles de Gaulle)


But if you want a piece of the footy action, you’d better be quick; fans are booking flights fast, and prices on these alternative routes will soon rise.

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