Holiday Packages by AfricaStay is to go ahead with charter flights to Zanzibar.
From September 19 the operator will have one flight per week, on Sundays. But more good news is, from early in December, it will move to three flights a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until around January 20.
The charter will be operated by Global Aviation Operations, using an Airbus A320 (similar to that operated by LIFT) configured with 168 seats.
The operator is informing its clients who have AfricaStay-Mango vouchers (resulting from Mango stopping its Zanzibar operations) that they can exchange the vouchers for tickets on the new flights at no additional charge, valid for two trips only – September 19-26 and September 26-October 3.
AfricaStay clients who cannot travel on those dates will be able to exchange their AfricaStay-Mango vouchers for credit toward tours using the new Zanzibar flights. The offer is subject to availability and T&Cs and is not available over the high season.
AfricaStay ran flights chartered from Mango with great success for nine months in 2013, leading to Mango getting rights for scheduled flights.