Comair announces Durban-Gatwick service
Comair has formally announced its intention to fly direct services between Durban and London Gatwick.
Whilst start dates have yet to be released, the airline has indicated that the flights will operate three times per week.
Decisions are also yet to be made as to whether the flights will be operated under the BA Comair branding or under their low-cost brand kulula.
Among those welcoming the introduction of the direct service is Fouad Caunhye, regional manager Southern Africa for Emirates. Speaking to South Africa’s Travel News Weekly he says, “Emirates has sustained consistently strong load factors on flights to and from Durban. We are at 80% capacity on the route. The launch of Comair’s flights will help open Durban to the global market”.
Comair operates throughout the southern Africa region using British Airways livery as part of the franchise agreement struck with BA in 1996. It is also owner of low-cost brand, kulula, which offers over 325 flights per week within South Africa.
This new route will enable travellers to really make the most of their time in Durban by knocking approximately 3.5 hours from the travel time.
For more information, visit: Comair.co.za