PE back soon on schedule of low-cost airline

COMAIR will recommence its flights of low-cost airline to and from Port Elizabeth next week.
Kulula’s marketing manager Nadine Damon said the company would make a formal announcement on Monday concerning which day flights would officially commence but she said they were scheduled to begin later next week. “Our Port Elizabeth flights ended on June 23 due to a major system restructuring which saw us moving on to a global online booking system.
“This system is similar to what is being used by many of the major airlines around the world,” she said.
Damon said due to the complexities of the system the airline opted to roll out the system in various phases.
She said the commencement of Port Elizabeth flights would take place during Phase 2, which was set to start next week.
“It was never a case of us permanently ending our Port Elizabeth flights.
“What is great now is that we will be adding flights to Harare, Livingstone and other cities which customers in Port Elizabeth will be able to fly to directly,” she said.
Damon said other details about Phase 2 would be announced on Monday.
Port Elizabeth International airport manager Azad Cassim said the airport had arrivals and departures daily from British Airways, South African Airways, South Africa Airlink, South Africa Express and One Time, which is the only low-cost carrier using the airport.
Port Elizabeth International airport operations manager Anthony Groom said on average the airport had 27 arrivals and 27 departures every day
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