FlySafair Scoops six ACSA Awards
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FlySafair scoops six ACSA Feather Awards

The ACSA Feather Awards is an annual excellence award ceremony, hosted by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) to recognise the best performing service providers at each airport in the country.

December 2016 - Low Cost Carrier and First Car Rental's exclusive airline partner, FlySafair, has been honoured with no less than six Feather Awards for Best Low Cost Carrier at six South African Airports at the recent ACSA Feather Awards.

The airports for which FlySafair won their Feather Awards are Cape Town International, George, Port Elizabeth, OR Tambo International, East London, and King Shaka International. At the East London Feather Awards ceremony, FlySafair was also honoured with The Airport Manager's Award.

One of the major criteria for these awards in the airline categories is the airline's on-time performance track record.

This record is something that ACSA measures for each carrier. A flight is determined to be on time if it departs within a 15 minute window of the scheduled departure time. All delays are taken into consideration, including delays beyond the airline's direct control, like poor weather conditions for example.

This is one area where FlySafair excels across the board, with the airline boasting top marks across all airlines in South Africa.

  • Low-cost carrier FlySafair has snatched the best on-time performance (OTP) rating for a local airline by leaps and bounds, achieving an overall 98% OTP.

Good Fellas

Our aim from the start has been very simple. We want to provide South Africans with an affordable, hassle-free and on-time way to travel.
- Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution, FlySafair


Since its launch in 2014, FlySafair has grown from a two-aircraft operation flying between Cape Town and Johannesburg to a nine aircraft fleet that presently serves more destinations than any other low cost carrier in the country.

While FlySafair only appeared on the South African skyline in 2014, it is actually the product of a long-standing legend in African aviation: Safair.

"Few people realise that we are born from a company with a 51-year track record in passenger, cargo and specialised aviation services. If you've been a semi-regular flyer in South Africa in any time since the 80's, there's a very good chance that you've been on a Safair aircraft, simply with the tail painted in another colour," concludes Gordon.

FlySafair adds a 5-weekly flight to JNB-CT and JNB-DBN routes for the festive season. To find out the flight schedule click here.

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