20 May 2015

Swaziland plans to launch low cost airline to Durban (South Africa)!

According to a report in the Swazi Observer (19 May 2015), the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) is set to launch a low cost airline. The new airline will be operating between the new King Mswati III International Airport (SHO) in Swaziland and King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban, South Africa. SWACAA's Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Sabelo Dlamini told the newspaper that the talks are "at final stages adding that the parties would announce the name and dates of the starting of the operations once all the paper work and other logistics had been finalised."

King Mswati III International Airport, originally named Sikhuphe International Airport, is located about 70km east of Mbabane and about 45 km from Manzini. The airport was officially inaugurated on 07 March 2014 without having a license to operate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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