The Cape Town Air Access team, based at Wesgro, is pleased to announce the launch of a new direct flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and the expansion of the existing service to Luanda, Angola to a daily flight.
The new route to Victoria Falls will be operated by Kenya Airways and will launch on 18 May 2017 and provide weekly flights via the airline’s Embraer E190 every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
TAAG Angola Airlines’ flight to Luanda will also expand to a daily service on 30 October 2017.
The team is celebrating a significant expansion of connectivity to the rest of Africa because these flights come on the back of recent announcements by Airlink of an expansion of their service to Maun, Botswana from five to seven times per week, and their service to Windhoek, Namibia from two to three times per week.
Wesgro CEO Tim Harris said, “The increase in connectivity to the rest of Africa helps to strengthen trade, investment and tourism ties to key partners on the continent.”
“We have seen increased demand for Cape Town, and had to increase our frequency in December. The route via Victoria Falls offers our guests two leisure holiday options,” added Kenya Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze.
“The addition of this new route is excellent news for improving access for strategic markets to travel to our destination. In the Western Cape, we have prioritised tourism through our Project Khulisa growth strategy. It is our goal to add up to 120 000 additional jobs to the Cape's tourism sector, and we believe that Cape Town Air Access has a crucial role to play in helping us reach this goal,” concluded Western Cape Minster of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.
Cape Town Air Access is a Wesgro-led collaboration between the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, the Airports Company of South Africa and Cape Town Tourism to improve air connectivity in the Cape.