18 October 2012

South Africa: New domestic airline "FlyGoAir" to launch service in November 2012

update (07 Feb 2013): FlyGoAir has not commenced operations so far, except for its inaugural flight in December 2012.

Little is known about FlyGoAir, a new South African carrier that will commence service in November 2012. It is known though, that the airline, which will have its main hub at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, is planning to operate flights on routes that are currently not served by other domestic airlines in South Africa. FlyGoAir's first route will therefore be between Lanseria International Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). The airline will start operating flights between the two destinations on 26 Nov 2012; one-way flights will be ZAR999pp, inclusive of all taxes. FlyGoAir will, according to news reports, also extend its network to Polokwane and Pietermaritzburg in January 2013. Later in 2013, the carrier is planning to operate flights from Lanseria International Airport to Bloemfontein and George as well as from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) to Cape Town.


  1. FlyGoAir doesn't offer much competition if it doesn't fly the main hubs (like Cape Town: J'burg: Durbs triangle) that could organically push prices down.

  2. We try to negotiate a working relationship with FlygoAir to carry our pax on their domestic sector. It is very difficult to get response out of them. Not very promising, seems these guys have serious lack of expertise in the airline world. After more than a month, and various reminders, we have given up. I would not trust my pax on such service!