You could be travelling more!

Airlines Association of Southern Africa CEO, Chris Zweigenthal says that low cost airlines have led to a growth in domestic tourism, so you should really be travelling more!

While government has been working to patch up struggling national carrier South African Airways, new airlines have entered the domestic and regional market to tap into the first-time flyer market and stimulate competition.

The entrance of FlySAFair and Skywise has led to a competitive market which has resulted in more affordable domestic flights, which means South Africans have had cheaper access to travelling and exploring the country.

It started out as low cost airlines with a basic price ... but I think with the competition that's come into the market, you've actually had them in South Africa going a lot back to basics where you have just that base fare.

Chris Zweigenthal, Airlines Association of Southern Africa CEO

You're going to find that the full service airlines are having to look at matching the low-cost airline ... up to the end of sort of March last year we had a fairly flat growth in domestic travel, probably largely affected by the low GDP growth but with the new airlines coming into the market we've seen an 8.5% increase in travel ... International is unfortunately very flat ...

Chris Zweigenthal, Airlines Association of Southern Africa CEO

Listen to Sam's conversation with Chris Zweigenthal below:


This article first appeared on 702 : You could be travelling more!


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

It’s easy to blame a small bunch of thugs but I really don’t think that’s the case – Vanessa, Hermanus resident

DWS says that CPT dam levels will dictate if water restrictions are amended

DWS says that CPT dam levels will dictate if water restrictions are amended

‘Let’s be attentive to what the rains are doing, and then we will have a chat with water users.’ - Rashied Khan

[LISTEN] UCT student makes custom garments for disadvantaged matric girls

[LISTEN] UCT student makes custom garments for disadvantaged matric girls

Founder of MINEstitched, Kudzai Zinyengere chats about balancing school & her passion to assist young girls in their MD prep.

Skyscraper isn't an award-winning film, but it’s perfectly watchable says critic

Skyscraper isn't an award-winning film, but it’s perfectly watchable says critic

In the movie review, film critic Gayle Edmunds shares her views of the action-packed movie Skyscraper.

Health guru enlightens listeners with philosophy of mindful & conscious eating

Health guru enlightens listeners with philosophy of mindful & conscious eating

Private Health Chef Storm Rodger shares her conscious eating journey, and chats about being mindful when it comes to food.

The state of mental healthcare for the elderly is a growing concern says Prof

The state of mental healthcare for the elderly is a growing concern says Prof

Member at South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Professor Felix Potocnik chats about Sub-Saharan Africa as an aging population, and the impact of mental healthcare on the elderly in the future.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

Waitress praised for standing up for herself after a man touched her butt on his way to the toilet and a dog comforts its owner.

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.