FlySafair and Mango today joined Airlink to start up again with commercial flights in South Africa, and Captain Kyle Viljoen of Mango Airlines welcomed everyone on board the Johannesburg-Cape Town flight, the first flight for the airline since lockdown began. That’s 80 days of not flying.
“It’s great to have everyone on board,” he said. “It’s great to be back in the seat.”
“I’m sure you’ve noticed all the extra safety added with the corona. pleaseu make sure you’re wearing your ppes, adhere to the social distancing and the sanitation rules. I’ts for your safety and the others around you.”‘
Besides the three airlines, the Gautrain service to O.R. Tambo International started again today.
Mango posted a list of people allowed to travel under the level 3 lockdown. People undertaking work responsibilities or performing a service permitted under Alert level 3 provided they are in possession of the requisite permit; moving to a new place of residence; caring for an immediate family member; transportation of goods; learners or students who have to commute to and from schools or institutions of higher learning during periods when those schools or institutions are permitted to operate; attendance of funerals; transportation of mortal remains; obtaining medical treatment; members of Parliament performing oversight responsibilities.
After a long time, we're happy to be painting the skies orange once again; more importantly, we're happy to welcome our Guests back.
Our first Guests, travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town this morning, received a warm welcome from Captain Kyle Viljoen and the crew.#GoMango pic.twitter.com/QUuzyp8z9y
— FlyMangoSA (@FlyMangoSA) June 15, 2020
Back in the skies! Flysafair now offers flights from LIA to Durban. Book yours today. pic.twitter.com/bFcNrfLmho
— @lanseria_Int (@Lanseria_Int) June 15, 2020
Airlink started flying a week ago.
Our Sunbirds took off at sunrise this morning, one from @ortambo_int and the other from @capetownint
Have you booked your next flight? View flight schedule: https://t.co/kUXrCR0iAb #Airlink4Z #FlyAirlink #LoveTheLink pic.twitter.com/v4MfbJ4lwA
— Airlink (@Fly_Airlink) June 8, 2020