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Exactly what happened to the FlySafair R1 flight tickets?

The Breakfast with Kieno Kammies team received a couple of calls and SMS’s from listeners who were not happy with FlySafair.

In celebration of its first birthday, FlySafair on Tuesday released 30 000 tickets each at R1 which caused an online frenzy within hours of going live. The R1 tickets included airport taxes for all of its flight routes.

CapeTalk’s Kieno Kammies finds out from Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair as to what happened to the promotion.

We were overwhelmed by the demand on Tuesday. We did our research beforehand and doubled our capacity but it exceeded all expectations

Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair

We have never seen anything like this, not even in India; really it took us by surprise

Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair

According to Conradie the cut-off date was at midnight on Tuesday but the online frenzy forced them to extend the promotion till 12 am on Wednesday. He says that their 30 000 target was reached by 9am on Wednesday.


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