Unfold Durban recently attended the Launch of Lift Airlines’ new route between Johannesburg and Durban! Lift Airlines started operating its three-times daily service between Johannesburg and Durban. The newly founded airline, which entered one of South Africa’s most popular routes, has expanded its route network to include Durban.
Present at the launch were ;
Jonathan Ayache – CEO of Lift Airlines
Hamish Erskine, CEO of Dube TradePort SEZ and Co-Chair of Durban Direct
Mpumelelo Zikalala, Board Chairperson of Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone
Cllr Mxolisi Khahawunda, Mayor of eThekwini Municipality
Phindile Makwakwa ACEO of Tourism KZN and Co-Chair Durban Direct
Nkosinathi Myataza, ACSA Regional General Manager
New heights for Durban
October was national transport month. Post-Covid recovery is growing in leaps and bounds. This financial recovery means a lot for Durban. We see the convergence of the airline and King Shaka Airport, where we are opening up new opportunities connecting new people and places that have not had access. This amalgamation with Lift Airlines will create a hub for travel to new areas.
“connecting people to people, people to places, People to opportunities, and people to dreams.” Nkosinathi Myataza, ACSA Regional General Manager
“We wish Lift Airlines growth and resilience that will make it a global leader in the aviation sector,” said Cllr. Mxolisi Kaunda, mayor of the eThekwini Municipality, in response to the launch.
“We’ve grown our fleet in the last few months, and we’re going to add two more aircraft, hopefully increasing the and into Durban. At the same time, we’ve introduced dog-friendly flights, so if you have a little dog, you can fly with your dog on the plane. We’ve got a premium class, which is our interpretation.” Jonathan Ayache – CEO of Lift Airlines
Domestic South African airline LIFT offers passengers the freedom to alter their minds 24 hours after takeoff, giving them control over the flight.
The passenger experience is at the core of everything LIFT does. They are constantly looking for new ways to enhance it for their customers, from our complimentary onboard coffee to in-flight music performances, dog-friendly alternatives, and outdoor activity travel packages.
Almost two years ago, LIFT began service on its maiden route between Johannesburg and Cape Town at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
(photo and video credit: Mark Young, Flight Level 42)