South Africa's low fare airline kulula.com, today commenced with flights from Lanseria to Cape Town.
kulula.com announced their intention to operate from Lanseria Airport in January 2006, and Gidon Novick, Executive Director of kulula.com says "we are upbeat with the response from the public and are extremely excited about the prospects for this route. Booking numbers look positive and we are looking forward to extending the network to include other destinations from Lanseria Airport in the very near future".
The motivation for kulula.com adding a second Jo'burg airport to its already extensive network of 12 routes was driven by overwhelming market research among residents of northwestern Jo'burg as well as Pretoria.
A strong service level agreement between Lanseria Airport and kulula.com will ensure that customers flying from Lanseria will experience a quicker and more seamless service than they are used to at other airports.
Gavin Sayce, General Manager of Lanseria Airport is looking forward to the relationship and explained that "kulula.com has established itself as the leading low fares airline in South Africa, focussing on providing air travel to more South Africans in the simplest and most convenient way. Lanseria is an extremely convenient airport in Gauteng, so it made sense for us talk to each other. What has transpired is an airline and an airport working together to provide a winning formula for the customer".
kulula.com will operate daily flights from Lanseria to Cape Town with the exception of Saturday, with two flights a day on Fridays and Sundays.
Bookings can be made at www.kulula.com, by calling our Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852) or by contacting your local travel agent.
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Notes to the Editor:
- 160 000 passengers moved through Lanseria Airport in 2005.
- The new main terminal building was officially opened in April 2002 at a cost of R45 million.
- kulula.com now offer flights to 13 destinations in Southern Africa, which includes three regional destinations (Lusaka, Windhoek and Harare).
- kulula.com launched in August 2001 and carries over 2 million passengers annually.
- The 'catchment area' includes Sandton, Fourways, Randburg, Roodepoort, Midrand, Krugersdorp, Kyalami, Hartebeespoort, Pretoria.
- Fares on this new route start from just R449 one-way, including all taxes.