Why are short distance flights so expensive in South Africa?

According to a Corporate Traveller survey issued on Wednesday, flying to Durban and Cape Town from Johannesburg is more expensive than flying to New York‚ London‚ Singapore and Sydney when taking cost per kilometre into account.

Guy Leitch, Editor of SA Flyer says that the discrepancies are because the African market is inefficient.

Listen to the full conversation below:

This survey shows up the extreme dysfunctional nature of business into Africa, clearly it’s one of the reasons holding back African development that local goods are so expensive.

Guy Leitch, Editor of SA Flyer

There is obviously economy of scale in long distance routes having 350 to 400 people, you only have one take off, one crew and one landing, it is obviously a lot cheaper than to fill up an airliner for 19 people with several take offs and operate with two crews…

Guy Leitch, Editor of SA Flyer

This is the reason why we are seeing aviation so backward in Africa

Guy Leitch, Editor of SA Flyer

The airlines are finding it extremely profitable to operate in Africa because the market is incredibly inefficient

Guy Leitch, Editor of SA Flyer
Read More
Schools Act prohibits political activities during school time, says SGB group

Schools Act prohibits political activities during school time, says SGB group

There is public debate over an image of Maritzburg College pupils carrying EFF branded T-shirts, calling for land redistribution.

'Zero chance Zuma will appear in court before ANC's elective conference'

'Zero chance Zuma will appear in court before ANC's elective conference'

News editor Adriaan Basson says it is unlikely that the NPA will decide on whether or not to prosecute Zuma before December.

Proposed hike in car licence fees questioned

Proposed hike in car licence fees questioned

Motorists could be coughing up R30 more in vehicle licence fees in 2018 and the Justice Project South Africa is not having it.

 Selfe: DA will seek court order if NPA doesn't bring Zuma to book

Selfe: DA will seek court order if NPA doesn't bring Zuma to book

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the High Court finding that dropping criminal charges against Zuma in 2009 decision was irrational.

44 Soweto parents, pupils have submitted evidence in sexual assault probe so far

44 Soweto parents, pupils have submitted evidence in sexual assault probe so far

It's alleged that leadership at the Soweto school discouraged pupils from reporting the matter to their parents or authorities.

Leading actors put spotlight on 'Shakespeare in Love' theatre production

Leading actors put spotlight on 'Shakespeare in Love' theatre production

Actors Dylan Edy and Roxanne Hayward have set the scene for what to expect from Shakespeare in Love showing at the Fugard Theatre.

Popular articles
Hassen Adams (he brought Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts to SA) talks money

Hassen Adams (he brought Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts to SA) talks money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adams about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Eusebius Opinion: "Let go Kevin Pietersen, you do not own the school"

Eusebius Opinion: "Let go Kevin Pietersen, you do not own the school"

McKaiser responds to former SA, now England cricketer Pietersen's comments over Maritzburg College pupils holding EFF t-shirts.

Twitter is gobsmacked as Nigeria honours Jacob Zuma with bronze statue and road

Twitter is gobsmacked as Nigeria honours Jacob Zuma with bronze statue and road

During Zuma's visit to Nigeria, the Governor of the Imo State in Nigeria, Mr Owelle Okorocha, conferred an Imo Merit Award on him.

Minister Lynne Brown's partner scored R1.2 million contracts with Eskom

Minister Lynne Brown's partner scored R1.2 million contracts with Eskom

Sikonathi Mantshantsha says this revelation explains why Brown was reluctant to take any action against Eskom executives.

KZN school ordered to stop action against students with EFF shirts

KZN school ordered to stop action against students with EFF shirts

A letter has been addressed to the Maritzburg College principal after an image of the boys went viral last week.

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

A Cape Town man was stabbed to death on Saturday while trying to assist two women who were being mugged on Kloof street.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.