FlySafair will be the official domestic carrier for the Springbok Rugby Team and SA Rugby.
As an official partner to the Springboks and SA Rugby, the airline will be entrusted with providing the national team with seamless domestic travel experiences, and ensuring that players get to their games on time.
“It’s absolutely humbling to think that less than two and a half years ago we were a small airline with two aircraft operating between Johannesburg and Cape Town, and here we are today with a fleet of nine aircraft, servicing the largest domestic route network of all low-cost carriers, and receiving the honour of being entrusted with the air travel of one of our national treasures: the Springbok Rugby Team,” says FlySafair CEO, Elmar Conradie.
Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with FlySafair and to welcome the airline to the rugby family.
“Safair has been in aviation for more than 50 years, and we see FlySafair as a bright, new and modern player in the South African airline space. Its mission is to unite people with who and what they love while providing a great experience, and similarly the Springboks aspire to unite South Africa through great rugby.
“We’re looking forward to sharing the journey with them – both literally and metaphorically.”