Federal Airlines has announced plans to expand its Nelspruit, Kruger-Mpumalanga (KMIA) shuttle flight offering from July.

“This will be aligned with fastjet Zimbabwe’s new scheduled flights between Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport,” said Federal Air commercial manager, Nik Lloyd-Roberts.

He said fastjet Zimbabwe’s network would now include a new international schedule from Victoria Falls (VFA) to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), Nelspruit, South Africa and a return direct domestic flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls.

Offered four times a week the flight will depart Victoria Falls at 11h20 arriving at KMIA at 13h05. The return flight departs at 13h35 arriving at Victoria Falls at 15h15.

“These exciting new flight times will allow southbound guests to undertake a morning activity or partake in a leisurely breakfast in Victoria Falls and arrive at KMIA to connect seamlessly with Federal Airlines to the Sabi Sands, Manyeleti or Timbavati Game Reserves for an afternoon game drive,” Lloyd-Roberts pointed out.

Alternatively, northbound guests will be able to enjoy a morning game drive in their private game reserve or the Kruger National Park, before a quick Federal Airlines flight to KMIA and onwards to Victoria Falls, landing in time for an evening activity in Vic Falls.

Federal Airlines will continue to offer connections to all other scheduled operators at KMIA as per its published agents’ manual for 2020. It will also act as act as a sales agent for fastjet ticket sales for the VFA-KMIA routing. 

“This will allow our travel partners to make one booking with Federal Airlines for their clients’ shuttle flight as well as their scheduled fastjet flight,” said Lloyd-Roberts.