update (05 April 2011): Velvet Sky to introduce flights between Cape Town and its home airport of Durban in June 2011.
South Africa's new budget airline Velvet Sky, a subsidiary of South African steel company Macdonald Holdings, will start operating next week. Tickets will go on sale from the flyvelvetsky.com website from midday on 18 March 2011.
The airline’s inaugural flight will take off from OR Tambo on the Johannesburg to Durban route on Tuesday, 22 March 2011.
Velvet Sky is based at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and will fly Boeing 737-300s (one now, two more in May & June 2011).
The airline will fly seven daily flights between King Shaka International Airport (Durban), Oliver Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and Cape Town International Airport.