Pilanesberg Airport increase flights, Sun City smiles all the way to the bank!

The Sun City resort will experience more visitors this festive season thanks to added commercial flights at Pilanesberg Airport.

This follows the demand to fly into one of South Africa’s favourite playground Sun City, that has gone under the knife for over R80m recently.

As a result, the SA Express will as from December 14 to January 4 2017, fly in first commercial flights to cater for tourists who would not prefer driving and spending hours in the heat. This would also aid traffic congestion anticipated during this time of the year.

The PIA has been in existence but has been experiencing operational glitches but the new administration under Premier of North West Supra Mahumapelo’s acceleration programme ‘Setsokotsane’ –simply put sweeping changes -there’s has been a lot of productivity in the province and the airport is one of those projects.

“Passenger volumes have increased steadily and to meet demand over the festive season, there will be additional flights, bringing the number of flights per week to three,” says Andrew Irumba, Marketing Manager at Sun City.

“This is a year and a half since Sun City and airline SA Express linked the skies between Cape Town, Johannesburg and the premium lifestyle resort in the North West province.”

The availability of commercial flights to and from Pilanesberg International Airport has opened up the gateway for easier and faster access to Sun City and the numerous things to do in Rustenburg.

This has helped to bolster leisure and business tourism in the North West Province.

Currently, SA Express offers return flights into the PIA from OR Tambo International Airport and from Cape Town International, respectively twice a week on Monday and Friday.

The North West Parks & Tourism, mandated to market and promote tourism in the province, should be smiling from ear to mouth following poor showing results in tourist visit for years’.


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