South Africa’s Comair launches flights to Maputo, Mozambique on 1 September

30 August 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 Aug – South African airline Comair is due to start flying to the capitals of Mozambique and Botswana (Maputo and Gaborone, respectively) on 1 September from Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, the company said.

In a statement, Comair, a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that operates as the arm of British Airways for Southern Africa, will offer 8 weekly flights between Johannesburg and the capital of Mozambique and seven to the capital of Botswana using ATR 42-500 turboprop aircraft, with 48 seats.

According to the statement, the flights between Lanseria airport and Maputo are mainly aimed at businesspeople that plan to spend the day in the Mozambican capital and return home on the same day without having to stay overnight and incur the expenses that this implies.

Lanseria airport offers, as well as geographic advantages, low tariffs than OR Tambo international airport, which is used by most national and foreign airline and from where there are four daily flights to Maputo operated by South African Airways (SAA) and Mozambican airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM).

Both flights to Maputo and to Gaborone were due to have been launched last May, but were delayed until September due to problems related to Lanseria international airport, which is mainly used by charter and low cost airlines. (macauhub)