Africa flights update

SAA links Cape Town and Victoria Falls July 2017

SA Airlink has commenced the first flights on its new Cape Town-Victoria Falls route. The flight departs Cape Town International at 0830 and arrives in Victoria Falls International at 1115. The return flight departs Victoria Falls at 1145 and arrives in Cape Town at 1440. Flights operate daily, except Saturdays.  Kenya Airways also link Cape Town with Nairobi several times a week. 

Safarilink New Route to Zanzibar 10 May 2017

Great news to link safari and beach!  Safarilink (Kenya) is delighted to announce a further expansion to its route network: a four times a week service to Zanzibar from 01 July 2017. The flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The 14.00hrs departure from Nairobi Wilson Airport allows passengers to connect off services from the Masai Mara and Laikipia whilst the early evening return arrival time into Wilson enables connection to several international flights. The flights will be operated by recently acquired 52 seat Dash 8-315 aircraft with onboard complimentary snacks. Baggage allowance will be 20kgs inclusive of hand luggage. Timings : Wilson / Zanzibar 1400hrs/ 1545hrs Zanzibar / Wilson 1615hrs / 1800hrs

Kenya Airways starts flights between Nairobi and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe from 2 May 2017.  The service will operate three times a week and will continue through to Cape Town.  There are also connections from Livingstone in Zambia to Cape Town linking both sides of Victoria Falls to Cape Town. 

31 March 2017 Oman Air launched its third destination in Africa and 55th destination in the world, Nairobi. The four times weekly flight to Nairobi from Muscat is Oman Air’s first service to Kenya.

29 March 2017 London becomes RwandAir’s second intercontinental destination. Following the earlier announcement of flights from Kigali to Harare on the 01st of April and to Mumbai / India on the 3rd of April has RwandAir just confirmed that London Gatwick services will commence on the 26th of May. This opens up direct flight options to Rwanda and Gorilla Trekking. 

27 March 2017 Air Namibia Increases Capacity on its Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban Route Barely six months after introducing the Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban flights, Air Namibia announced that the route has been performing well and the national airline plans to increase capacity on this route. 

23 March 2017 Ethiopian Airlines is delighted to announce that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to three new destinations – Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo – within three days, 26-28 March 2017.

7 March 2017 Tanzania Precision Air has announced their intention to relaunch flights to Uganda through the Entebbe International Airport.The scheduled flights are expected to start from 01st July 2017. Precision Air will operate four flights per week with two nonstop flights from Dar es Salaam and two services routing via Kilimanjaro.