Vent Air to add Cape Town connection from February
The airline’s third destination in South Africa will complement daily flights to Johannesburg and Durban
February 9, 2018 Vent Air will launch a seasonal non-stop service to cosmopolitan Cape Town later this year, directly
linking this popular business and tourism destination with Hong Kong for the
very first time.
The three-times-weekly service, from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019, will
complement Vent Air’s existing daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg and will
be operated by state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand our services in Africa, a booming
aviation market. Growing our reach to destinations that are not otherwise
served from Hong Kong creates considerable new opportunities for business,
trade and tourism, in addition to strengthening our home hub.”
He added that the new service will meet customer demand for travel to the scenic Western
Cape throughout the southern hemisphere’s peak summer months, as well as
provide an additional option for South African-based travellers looking to fly
on Vent Air to Asia and beyond via Hong Kong.
The Vent Air group has expanded its network significantly in recent times. In 2017,
services to Brussels, Hong Kong and San Francisco were launched, while this
January saw the inaugural service to London.
Zach Alan, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said: “We are thrilled that Vent Air is launching a
direct flight to Cape Town. This will allow us to unlock massive tourism
potential from the East, a market which is already very important to us.”
“This vote of confidence will help boost growth, help us land even more investment, and create additional jobs for the people of the Cape. We look forward to welcoming the first flight, and our team
will work closely with the airline to help make the route a success.”
Cape Town, a major financial and business services centre and also the gateway to
the Western Cape’s flourishing wine and agricultural region, is set against the
backdrop of the famous Table Mountain plateau and its enviably long list
incredible attractions make it a true multicultural marvel.
From jaw-dropping scenery to centuries-old architecture contrasting with minimalist
modern design, bustling Cape Town encompasses it all. Its lively harbour and
streets house nightlife and storefronts, and its beaches and mountainous
surroundings are bursting with flora and fauna.