#AfriTravel: Cape Town Air Access expands with new Vic Falls route

2017-02-20 09:37 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - Cape Town Air Access have announce a new direct flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, operated by Kenya Airways starting on May 18, 2017 and the expansion of the existing service to Luanda, Angola to a daily flight.

The route via Victoria Falls now offers guests two leisure holiday options and will be serviced by an Embraer E190, with a weekly flights schedule every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. 

This is said to be largely due to the Western Cape's Cape Town Air Access initiative - collaborating 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 and also lead to the creation of about 120 000 additional jobs to the Cape's tourism sector.

According to the Western Cape's official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency Wesgro, the launch dates adds to the 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.

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Wesgro CEO,  Tim Harris, says the increase in connectivity to the rest of Africa helps to strengthen trade, investment and tourism ties to key partners on the continent.

Added to this Kenya Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mbuvi Ngunze says they have seen increased demand for Cape Town, and had to increase their frequency in December.

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