Jo'burg, 27 July - Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa and kulula.com is again expanding its African route network, and from 30 October 2010 will offer five return flights per week between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
British Airways will be operating the new route and the flights will also be integrated and sold through the kulula.com distribution network.
"We look forward to including Dar es Salaam in our growing regional network," said Stuart Cochrane, Executive Manager for Network Development at Comair. The growth of this network is part of our ongoing commitment to the South African government's airlift strategy, which aims to improve access to and from South Africa for both business and tourism."
Comair will commence with five return flights per week, the full allocation granted to it by the International Air Services Licensing Council. However Cochrane said Comair's intention would be to grow this route to a daily service as soon as possible.
"The introduction of additional flights to Dar es Salaam will bring a much needed alternative service - and competitive pricing - to a market that is currently only serviced by one airline operator. Tanzania is a beautiful country and is rapidly becoming a desirable business and tourist destination. We are looking forward to developing this route as a successful addition to our network," concluded Cochrane.
Bookings for the new Dar es Salaam route will go on sale from 1 August 2010 via the British Airways Call Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 4 359 22) or online reservations at www.ba.com or www.kulula.com, or from local travel agents.
- Under the British Airways livery, Comair currently offers flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Mauritius and between Cape Town and Durban.
- kulula.com offers return flights between:
- Johannesburg (OR Tambo and Lanseria International Airport) - Cape Town
- Johannesburg (OR Tambo and Lanseria International Airport) – Durban
- Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) – George
- Cape Town - Durban
- Cape Town – Port Elizabeth
- Durban - Port Elizabeth