FlySafair crazy sale: R1 flights For One Day Only [UPDATED]

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In celebration of its first birthday, low-cost carrier FlySafair has released 30,000 tickets for flights on all its routes, at just R1.00 each, inclusive of airport taxes.

Tickets will be available exclusively on the FlySafair website between 05:00 and 23:59 on Tuesday, 25 August, on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets have been allocated to each route, for travel between August 2015 and March 2016.

“In the short time that we’ve been in the air, we’ve seriously disrupted the low-cost carrier market and we wanted to go all out to celebrate our first birthday so that people can see that we’re serious about this business. We have always been committed to offering affordable air travel and giving more people the opportunity to experience South Africa. It certainly doesn’t get more affordable than R1.00 a ticket, and we hope that our passengers will take up this opportunity and experience our great service,” says Kirby Gordon, vice president of sales and distribution at FlySafair.

As with all FlySafair tickets, the R1.00 fare excludes checked-in luggage, which can be purchased separately, but passengers are permitted 7kg carry-on luggage each.

For further information, please visit http://www.flysafair.co.za/

Due to the overwhelming response to FlySafair’s R1 sale, some people have experienced technical difficulties with the website. FlySafair has released an official statement – please see below.

“We are thrilled at the overwhelming response to our R1 sale, which is attracting more than 30 times our usual internet traffic load. In anticipation we had doubled our already ample server capacity to deal with the day’s demands, but the enthusiastic response is unprecedented. Our US-based technology partners who look after more than 26 airlines worldwide, have never before seen this kind of response to a sale, which is testament to the appetite of our local market for domestic air travel. We have already sold over 5000 R1 tickets to delighted passengers and our team are working double-time to ensure that we continue to delight thousands more. We apologise for the delay and advise customers to check back regularly. We thank everyone for the support and patience.”

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