25 November 2010

1time to start flying to and from Lanseria (Johannesburg) in 2011

Low-cost airline 1time will begin offering flights to and from Lanseria Airport, north-west of Johannesburg, in 2011. Because of a five-year exclusivity agreement between Lanseria and Kulula Airlines operator, Comair, a British Airways franchisee, budget airline Kulula is currently the only airline to use the airport. This agreement will end in 2011, which will then open the market for new airlines, such as 1time and other African airlines.

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Due to the interest of the airlines in a second airport in the Johannesburg area, the airport now plans to build a new runway, a multi-storey parkade, improve its shuttle service and is also in talks with the hospitality industry about building a hotel in the airport grounds. Last year the airport already increased its parking to 1 800 bays. Additional parking will be accommodated in the new multi-storey parkade.

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