Cape Town - Whether you're planning on going on safari in the Okavango Delta or visiting family in Botswana, new, increased flights from SA Airlink will make the planning a little easier.
Come 6 June 2017, Airlink will increase flight frequency between Cape Town and Maun, Botswana, offering a daily service.
The additional flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Flights will depart Cape Town at 10:35 and arrive in Maun at 13:05.
Travellers will also be able to connect onwards with Airlink’s services operating between Livingstone and Nelspruit Kruger as well as from Kruger or Skukuza Airport to Cape Town.
"Airlink’s direct flights originating from Cape Town to key tourism destinations, allow travellers to spend more time at their destination and less time in transit via multiple en route airports," the airline says.
The African Safari experience is a product marketed globally with multiple countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa competing aggressively for their share of the market.
And recently, more and more flights to this southern African countries have become more frequent.
Flights to the new Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe are highly popular, and new routes to southern African hotspots - like the latest Durban - Windhoek flights from Air Namibia - all add to this part of the continent becoming a very sought-after destination globally.
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During the course of this year, South Africa's major airports have all seen marked route activity enhancements in 2016. Singapore Airlines recently launched a new Cape Town direct flight to Asia, BA has added a direct route to Gatwick from Cape Town and Turkish Airlines has added a seasonal flight to Durban.
Emirates has also increased its flight schedule to Cape Town and will also increase capacity from Joburg when it adds an Airbus A380-800 to one of its four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg from February 2017, while Lufthansa has added a new direct route to Frankfurt and Ethiopian airlines has also just added more direct flights to the year-old route, taking its frequency to 10 flights per week.
Evidently, air travel in SA and the rest of southern Africa is on the up and up and will continue to ensure growing travel numbers and an increase in tourism across the region.
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