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    Kids fly for free on this SA airline for a limited time

    By Travel Reporter Jun 14, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Flights can be rather expensive if you are flying with your children. With the upcoming school holidays, low-cost carrier FlySafair is offering children under the age of 12 the opportunity to fly for free. There is a catch, though. You have to book before midnight on June 14, 2021. “With a travel period this flexible, you can fill up the year with holidays for so much less, keep your kids entertained and earn yourself a well-deserved break too,” FlySafair teased in a promo. Under the T&Cs, the free tickets for […] More

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    Wings and Wishes teams up with FlySafair to soar chronically ill kids to medical care

    Sometimes wishes do come true, and they’re not always scripted by the likes of Disney writers, but by local heroes. One such story is being written on and taking off of South African soil, and soaring through our skies to bring South African children the medical care that they desperately need. We live in a country where many medical specialists are based far, far away from the areas of ill patients. For those who live without the heavy burden of financial strain, popping over to another province on a flight is not an issue. However, the reality for most people […] More

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    SA airline offers free flights to children in need of specialist healthcare

    By Travel Reporter Jun 3, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Low-cost carrier FlySafair has pledged to cover the costs of 320 one-way flights over the next 10 months to non-profit organisation Wings and Wishes. Wings and Wishes’ primary mandate is to fund and arrange the transport of children in need of specialist healthcare. When provincial borders closed and flights grounded last year, countless families were still reliant on Wings and Wishes to ferry their chronically and critically ill children to specialist appointments around the country. Despite the challenges, the NGO funded over a thousand trips last year. Kirby Gordon, chief […] More

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    Part 2: How much return flights will cost you during winter on these SA airlines

    By Clinton Moodley May 27, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare If you haven’t as yet, read Part 1 here to see how much return flights will cost you on Kulula, FlySafair and Airlink. If you are dreaming of an escape, but unsure which airline to book when you travel this upcoming holiday, IOL Travel showcases the cost of flight tickets on Mango, British Airways, CemAir and Lift. The calculations We chose the cost of tickets on flights between July 10 (departure date) and July 17 (return date). The week is the start of the school holidays. Please note dates of […] More

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    PART 1: How much return flights will cost you during winter on these SA airlines

    By Clinton Moodley May 25, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Booking a flight is generally expensive for many travellers. Most prices increase during peak season and the holidays as more people travel during these times. If you are dreaming of an escape, but unsure which airline to book when you travel this upcoming holiday, IOL Travel showcases the cost of flight tickets on Kulula, FlySafair and Airlink We will feature Mango, British Airways, Cemair and Lift in part 2. The calculations We chose the cost of tickets on flights between July 10 (departure date) and July 17 (return date). This […] More

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    WATCH: An exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes of a SA airline

    I’ve always wanted to see what goes on behind the scenes of a South African airline. So when FlySafair extended an invitation for me to tour their property to learn about the day to day operations, I gladly accepted. Taking a flight for most is heading to the airport an hour or two before their departure, check-in, boarding and take off. However, there’s so much that happens behind the scenes to ensure that travellers enjoy a safe flight. FlySafair, in particular, employs hundreds of staff members, most of who work at the headquarters based in Johannesburg. I visited on a […] More

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    Airlines’ wings clipped as air services council remains inactive  | The Citizen

    Air connectivity in and out of South Africa, particularly into the continent, will be severely hamstrung for the foreseeable future. This is because air service rights body the International Air Services Council (IASC) is presently without members. The IASC board’s term ended in March and to date, no new board has been constituted. Current over-border rights holders include most state-owned companies like SA Airways, SA Express and Mango – but private sector companies are eyeing the routes with interest because they believe they can make them pay. “Without the IASC, nobody is able to apply, engage or even have any… […] More

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    Anele Mdoda throws shade at local airline, fans react: “The truth in this tweet”

    – Anele Mdoda low-key roasted a local airline after it tried to poach her from another local airline – The media personality had complained about the FlySafair website being down when Kulula popped up in her timeline and tried to “assist” her – The TV presenter threw shade at Kulula after FlySafair took to her timeline and apologised for their delayed response PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed! Anele Mdoda threw shade at the direction of a local airline that tried to win her over recently. The media personality […] More

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