Gatwick Airport to get Durban route

Gatwick Airport to get Durban routePassengers will soon be able to fly from Gatwick Airport to Durban.

Comair said that it will launch a direct service between the London travel hub and the South African city.

The company said that it will operate three flights each week, but did not disclose on which date the service will commence.

In addition, the firm has yet to determine of it will run the service under kulula, its low cost brand, or BA Comair.

Fouad Caunhye, regional manager South Africa for Emirates, welcomed the news.

He told Travel News Weekly:"Emirates has sustained consistently strong load factors on flights to and from Durban. We are at 80 per cent capacity on the route. The launch of Comair's flights will help open Durban to the global market".

Passengers at Gatwick Airport can also fly to a number of destinations across Africa, including Agadir, Banjul and Djerba.

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