Aviation industry gradually getting back to the skies

Johannesburg – South Africa’s troubled aviation is gradually getting back to the skies as the Covid-19 turbulence has eased in the country while the vaccination drive is being rolled out.

Low-cost carrier kulula.com flights resumed schedule flight operations to Cape Town and Durban from privately-owned Lanseria International Airport on Thursday, April 1, for the first time in12 months.

In terms of the lockdown, kulula.com’s parent company Comair was required to stop flying on March, 26, 2020 and only resumed its passenger services on December 1, 2020 at OR Tambo International Airport.

Kulula.com will commence with a limited schedule at Lanseria, adding additional frequencies over the next couple of months as demand picks up.

The two routes, which have always been popular with both business and leisure travellers, were reopened just in time for the Easter break and will be a permanent weekly schedule operation.

Executive head of sales at kulula.com Brian Kitchin said they were excited to be back at Lanseria.

“This well-situated gateway to the north-western parts of Gauteng is a perfect fit for kulula.com and aids us to deliver a travel experience that is effortless and convenient,” said Kitchin.

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