From October 1, FlySafair will up its frequencies to East London from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Johannesburg-East London flights will increase to twice daily (up from one daily), Cape Town-East London flights will also increase to twice daily (up from twice a day on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays).

Kirby Gordon, FlySafair Head of Sales and Distribution, told Tourism Update that the additional flights came as a result of FlySafair adding two aircraft to its fleet, the second of which started flying scheduled operations this month. “This means that we are able to offer additional capacity and these East London routes were a great place to deploy that capacity, given the strong support we’ve been getting from the market.”

The schedule is now as follows:

Johannesburg-East London

FA248 will depart Johannesburg at 07h10 and arrive in East London at 08h45. FA249 will depart East London at 09h10 and arrive in Johannesburg at 10h40.

FA240 will depart Johannesburg at 16h10 and arrive in East London at 17h45. FA241 will depart East London at 18h10 and arrive in Johannesburg at 19h40.

Cape Town-East London

FA140 departs Cape Town at 06h10 and arrives in East London at 07h45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. It departs Cape Town at 06h30 and arrives in East London at 08h05 on Thursdays and Fridays. And on Saturdays and Sundays it departs Cape Town at 06h50 and arrives in East London at 08h25.

Return flight FA141 departs East London at 08h30 and arrives in Cape Town at 10h15 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. It departs East London at 08h50 and arrives in Cape Town at 10h35 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

FA142 departs Cape Town at 12h55 and arrives in East London at 14h30, Monday to Friday. Return flight FA143 departs East London at 13h30 and arrives in Cape Town at 15h15. FA146 departs Cape Town at 12h10 and arrives in East London at 13h45 on Saturdays and Sundays. Return flight FA145 departs East London at 14h55 and arrives in Cape Town at 16h40.