Joburg-Maputo flights to take off

A NEW airline will begin daily flights between Johannesburg and the Mozambican capital Maputo this month, our sister newspaper Business Day said yesterday.

A NEW airline will begin daily flights between Johannesburg and the Mozambican capital Maputo this month, our sister newspaper Business Day said yesterday.

TTA Airlink, a joint venture of regional airline SA Airlink and Mozambique's privately held TTA airline, will begin daily flights between the two cities on February 14.

SA Airlink spokesperson Rodger Foster said: "The new Maputo service, which leaves Johannesburg in the morning and arrives back late in the day, will allow businessmen to travel to Maputo for a full day's business before returning home."

SA Airlink holds a 49percent share in the new company, with the remaining stake held by TTA. TTA Airlink also plans to launch a network of flights connecting Maputo to the Mozambican cities of Beira, Tete and Nampula, Foster said.

The Johannesburg-Maputo route is currently served by just two companies, South African Airways and Mozambique's public airline, LAM. Budget airline 1time in November announced plans to begin flying the route five times a week. - AFP

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