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FlySafair announces fleet upgrades and reaches passenger milestone

Domestic low-cost carrier FlySafair has announced that it is upgrading its fleet with three new generation Boeing 737-800 airliners.

(Also read our article: Johannesburg to Cape Town for R499?! It's NOT a gimmick, says low cost airline)

These airliners were previously leased by South African Airways (SAA), including Mango.

Since beginning operations in October last year, FlySafair has attempted to make its mark in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market.

Last month, the airliner announced its intentions to link further routes to Cape Town and Johannesburg (Durban and East London respectively).

The response has been great and has exceeded our expectations. We passed the half a million passenger mark this past weekend.

Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair

Listen to the full conversation, with John Webb standing in, on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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