TRAVEL: 1Time Airline Introduces Several Route Changes
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1Time Airline today announced that they would be withdrawing from their Maputo route as of 31 August 2011.
1Time Airline Considers its Next Move
“This decision has been made after careful consideration regarding our Maputo route and it was certainly not an easy one to make,” says Rodney James, Chief Executive Officer of 1time Airline. “Unfortunately, there are just not enough seats being allocated to 1time, as we are restricted to five flights a week, with one frequency per day. Currently 1time has an allocation of 560 seats a week which is just not enough to capture both the business and leisure markets, which are key to making this route viable. Further, in terms of the business market, the allocation hinders us from offering a convenient flight schedule to corporates wishing to travel for meetings.”
Additional Inland Flight for 1Time Airline
The decision does not affect any of 1time’s other routes. The aircraft which was being used on the Maputo route will now be utilised on additional Johannesburg to Cape Town frequencies.
Concluded Rodney: “Although it is farewell to Maputo for now, as South Africa’s first genuine low fare airline, 1time will continue to offer airfares that are consistently lower than our competitors’ on all our other routes. We also continue to persist in our efforts to stimulate the air travel market with many first time flyers.” Even though the unfortunate axing of the Maputo route must go ahead, the additional Johannesburg to Cape Town will therefore continue to bring in a full extra flight. This will please many people to no end and ensure the popularity of 1Time Airline continues.
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