SA Express Relaunches Walvis Bay and Hoedspruit Routes

9 October 2018, Johannesburg – As part of the relaunch strategy to reclaim its local and regional footprint, SA Express is proud to announce its return to service to two of its critical routes to the coastal town of Walvis Bay in Namibia as well as Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga. Both flights will be departing from Johannesburg.
The Johannesburg – Hoedspruit flights are effective from 11 October 2018. The Johannesburg – Walvis Bay flights resumed two weeks ago on 24 September 2018. This brings to seven the total number of SA Express destinations reinstated since the airline’s relaunch in August 2018.
SA Express Interim CEO Siza Mzimela says the organization is determined to re-establish its best performing routes as rapidly as possible in order to close the gap that the airline’s brief absence left on the business traveler market.
“SA Express primary objective is to connect secondary destinations to main airport hubs and connect people to businesses and people to their loved ones and we’re determined not to make our passengers wait any longer than necessary”
“Over the past months we have received countless messages of support from our passengers and partners and this is evidence to the critical role SA Express play in the South African aviation ecosystem. The latest additions to our travelling roster is therefore a clear indicator of our promise to optimize on our efficiency as a business while observing industry standards for safety, product quality and customer service.
“The SA Express Board of Directors, Executive Management Team and employees have worked very hard to ensure that the airline’s return to service is efficient and sustainable. It is in this vein that the airline adopted the new route rationalization model which includes meticulous analysis of the airline’s route network in order to fully return to service”.
“Key to this new business model is the adoption of a customer centric service with an On Time Performance (OTP) of 90% and we are delighted to say that since our first return to commercial flight on 23 August 2018, our average OTP has remained consistently above 90%”, Mzimela said.
About SA Express: SA Express was established on 24 April 1994, on the eve of South Africa’s new democratic dispensation. As a regional airline, SA Express offers seamless connectivity between primary and secondary domestic destinations in South Africa and five other SADC countries. Its unblemished safety record over 24 years is among the reasons that the airline continues to be regarded as a leading regional carrier on the African continent.
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