By Ntokozo Nkambule
The wait is over as Eswatini Air will have its inaugural flight on 26 March 2023. Their first flight will depart from KMIII to OR Tambo International Airport.
Eswatini Air Marketing Manager Bathabile Dlamini in a conversation with Eswatini Broadcasting & Information Services’ breakfast show (EBIS) today revealed that since they received the Air Operator Certificate they are now able to commercially operate.
Dlamini said their launch flights will happen in phases with Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) being the first one. “As we have mentioned in various platforms before, our launch flights will happen in stages, the first one being from KMIII International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport this Sunday. The next envisaged destination is Harare and we have earmarked the 14th of April as the launch day flight. The third one will be Durban on the 5th of May and finally Cape Town on 2 June 2023.”
The Marketing Manager added that their operation schedule indicates that the airline will travel to OR Tambo International Airport three times a day.
“Our airline will travel three times a day between KMIII International Airport and OR International Airport. The first trip will be from 7:00 am-7:45 am and will come back at 8:45 am. The second rotation will be from 11:30 am-12:20 pm and should be back at KM111 by 15:00pm. The last departure from KM111 International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport will be from 16:05 pm-16:55 pm and will come back home by 18:30 pm”
She said for the other regional routes which include Harare, Durban, and Cape Town they will publish the schedule in due course.
Dlamini urged customers to get their tickets as they are now available for purchase and customers can book via email at email@example.com or call at +268 2518 0100. She said for those interested in coming to their offices for further information they are situated in Manzini Junction Complex. Dlamini concluded by stating that customers can also utilize travel agencies as they are now available and appear as APG Airline.