New direct flight from Frankfurt to Johannesburg on the cards

Posted on 2 March 2022 By Chloe Cowley

The German-based leisure airline, Condor Airlines has decided to start direct flights from Frankfurt to Johannesburg. This decision has been welcomed by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), as said in a statement by Charles Shilowa, the ASCA Group Executive.

Tourism Update reports that the German airline intends to operate two flights per week between Frankfurt International Airport and Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport commencing on 4 November this year.

A Boeing 767-300ER, which has up to 259 seats will be deployed on the route.

Shilowa said that ‘The new direct flights will add much-needed traffic from Europe to South Africa, helping to reignite the tourism sector, a key driver of economic activity and job creation in the country.’

The route will be in addition to Condor’s three weekly flights planned for Cape Town International Airport. These are also scheduled to start in November. There will be five direct flights weekly into South Africa linking Johannesburg and Cape Town to Frankfurt.

Previous flights were suspended over the past two years due to COVID-19, however, both sets of flights will be due to start up again from November to April 2023 on a seasonal basis.

Frankfurt International Airport is a global hub, meaning that these additional flights will be greatly beneficial in connecting South Africa to global markets such as Europe and North America.

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