September 28th, 2011
South African Airways (SAA) passengers will be able to fly between Lanseria airport and Cape Town airport after the airline signed an agreement with Mango, according to reports.
"We are pleased to welcome SAA as a codeshare partner on the Lanseria-Cape Town route," said Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout in a statement.
Codesharing refers to the practice of multiple airlines selling space on the same flights. In terms of the practice, a seat can be purchased on one airline, but is actually operated by another airline under a different flight number or code.
SAA and Mango already have a codeshare agreement for the route between Durban and Cape Town which they signed late last year.
Other developments at the privately-owned, international airport include plans for a major multimillion rand upgrade to its facilities, while Comair Limited, operator of British Airwaycommenced scheduled services from Lanseria International to Maputo, Mozambique and Gaborone, Botswana at the beginning of September.
According to a GoTravel24 poll, 82 percent of those who voted feel Lanseria is a good alternative to OR Tambo when travelling to and from Gauteng. Only three percent of the votes preferred ORT while 16 percent said it depeded on where they were based.