Qantas is a great way to fly if you are planning an African Safari holiday. It announced just a week or so back the inclusion of an additional Boeing 747 service that sees an increase to the number of seats available. This makes up for the disappointing cancellation of Virgin flights effective from February 2011. Well done Qantas!
Whilst Virgin announced its cancellation of flights to Africa effective from February 2011, our very own Qantas was pleased to announce its daily service from Sydney to Johannesburg! An additional Boeing 747 service on Tuesdays adds another 210 seats per week and more than 10,920 seats per year from 21 September 2010.
Onward connections are available with partner airlines to:
Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, East London, Margate, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, Bulawayo, Gaborone, Harare, Lilongue, Lusaka, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Nairobi, Lagos, Mauritius, Luanda, Accra, Dar es Salaam and Nelspruit (Kruger National Park).
Flight frequency from Australia:
Departs Sydney (QF63) Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun at 11h00 and 16h05
Departs Sydney (QF63) Tue 11h00 and 16h15
Departs Perth (QF303) Sat, Sun at 11h20 and 17h15
Departs Perth (QF303) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 23h50 and 05h45