Early this year there was a loud shouting from Cape Town tourism operators, as South African airways stopped direct flights from Cape Town to London. This was a result of the drastic drop in South African going via London(new visa rules may be to blame) and the fact that the airline is in total chaos, loosing its entire board in one week.
Good news then that the gap is being rapidly filled.
The German airline, Condor, began a seasonal twice weekly service between Cape Town and Frankfurt– replacing Lufthansa’s servicing of the route.
In addition the following flights – over and above Condor’s – were also added to Cape Town’s schedule to add approximately 10 000 inbound seats per week:
- Virgin Atlantic Airways re-introduced direct daily flights between Cape Town and London. These flights will continue until April 2013.
- British Airways has increased their usual daily service to twice-daily flights between Cape Town and Heathrow until the end of March 2013
- Lufthansa has begun servicing Cape Town from Munich(as opposed to Frankfurt) with five flights a week.
- Swiss airline, Edelweiss, has started seasonal flights to Cape Town from Zurich with non-stop flights twice a week.
- Air France has resumed its seasonal flights to Cape Town from Paris with thrice weekly flights, which will continue until May 2013.
- Turkish Air has added four additional flights per week to their schedule from October 2012.
Cape Town Flying