However, what will sell Skywise and make it competitive?
According to CE Johan Borstlap – it provides convenience in terms of choice of airline, cost and most importantly, memorable service.
“It has been a long while since Skywise announced its intention to take to the skies, and the time is finally here. Our launch service will provide our customers with more flying.”
For South Africans, this means more traveling for those who cannot afford higher, growing expenses of flying.
Concurs Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer, South African Tourism, who said they wish Skywise every success, and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship that will help grow local tourism in South Africa.
“Low cost carriers have a positive impact on tourism demand. The introduction of another low-cost airline comes at an opportune time for us at South African Tourism as our Sho’t Left campaign is starting to gain traction,” says Nzima.
Skywise will operate Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet.
For now the airline will only operate between Johannesburg and Cape Town before going national.
Will it remain in the sky; only time and numbers on those seats will tell?