It may be, statistically, the safest way to travel, but that doesn’t mean that flying isn’t immune to the economy’s most persistent irritation.
FlySafair, the low cost air carrier, has implemented a flexi route model ‘to better meet seasonal demand so that it can continue to offer its passengers the lowest airfares’ that will result in the halting of all its Cape Town – George (and vice versa) flights from 23 August 2015 and will resume services on 10 December 2015 in time for the busy holiday season.
A flexi model allows FlySafair to adjust its route schedule to better accommodate seasonal demand. This means it is able to increase flights on busy routes during peak holiday seasons to ensure as many passengers as possible benefit from its low fares. It also means that it may not make business sense to fly certain routes during low seasons and may therefore reduce frequency or temporarily withdraw from these routes. Flights between George and Cape Town are very popular during summer months. The first six months of FlySafair’s operations on those routes saw an increase in demand in excess of 130%.