CemAir is to launch flights between Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) and East London and Gqeberha and Bloemfontein. Both routes are to commence early in July.
The airline said the launch of the services was a joint initiative between the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Acsa and CemAir. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has an ongoing ‘Airlift Project’ to identify and encourage direct flights between Gqeberha and other cities, acknowledging the contribution and strategic importance of connectivity (by means of scheduled air services) in helping the Metropolitan to achieve its overall economic growth goals.
The initial schedule, between Gqeberha and East London, starting July 6, has been designed with day visitors originating from either Gqeberha or East London in mind.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the morning flight leaves Gqeberha at 06h45 and arrives in East London at 07h30. The return flight departs at 08h00 and arrives in Gqeberha at 08h45. The afternoon flight departs from Gqeberha at 16h30 and arrives in East London at 17h15. The return flight leaves at 17h45 and arrives in Gqeberha at 18h30.
The Gqeberha-Bloemfontein route will start on July 7, and operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight departs from Gqeberha at 08h00 and arrives in Bloemfontein at 09h30. The return flight leaves Bloemfontein at 16h30 and lands in Gqeberha at 18h00.