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SAA's Low Cost Carrier  
User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Hi all

Check this out: http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/articles/article.aspx?id=st6a203900

SAA are starting a low cost carrier to try win back pax that are currently using the South Africa's other carriers (1time, kulula.com etc)

The long and short of it:

- 4x B737-800's
- 26 return flights per day
- Destinations: Jo'burg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein(!!)

[Edited 2006-08-28 08:59:12]

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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

I wonder what in-flight service this new LCC won't offer that SA does. I also agree that 4 aircraft for 26 flights a day is pushing it, it sounds like they will need more.

I flew on CE JNB-DUR and return, and I was fairly impressed with their service, not quite the quality of SA, but still very good. Especially considering CE was a fair price, and, for some reason, SA wanted an arm and a leg, which they usually don't.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2774 times:
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I don't see the point, every time I have booked a flight online domestically in the last few months SAA has been cheaper than 1Time and Kulula.

Quoting SAA201 (Thread starter):
Bloemfontein(!!)

That's interesting... SAX just bought 2 Q400s and they use them exclusively on George and Bloem but I didn't think the traffic could justify a 738.



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User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
That's interesting... SAX just bought 2 Q400s and they use them exclusively on George and Bloem but I didn't think the traffic could justify a 738.

Perhaps it will just be to kill 1time off the route? With that done, they could then hand the route back to SAX.

No inside info or anything, just thinking out loud...


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