Sunday 26 March, 2023; Johannesburg: The Eswatini Air inaugural flight landed to much excitement at O.R. Tambo International Airport at 8:35 on Sunday, 26 March 2023.
Honourable Minister of Public Works and Transport in Eswatini, Chief Ndlaluhlaz Ndwandwe and RENAC CEO Captain President Qiniso Dhlamini joined passengers on the inaugural flight from Eswatini.
During the official programme, attended by representatives from the South African government; Kingdom of Eswatini government; ACSA; Gauteng Air Access Network (GAAN) and South African Tourism; Captain Dhlamini expressed gratitude for the warm reception they received when they were applying for slots at ACSA and mentioned that they will soon be flying to Cape Town International and King Shaka International.
H.E Advocate Thoko. J. Sipamla-Majokweni, South African High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Eswatini, thanked His Majesty for the vision of Eswatini Air and spoke on how intractably linked the two countries are and wished the airline all the success.
O.R. Tambo has welcomed back over 35 airlines and it is estimated that the number will rise to 42 airlines by December 2023.
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), which is part of the Gauteng Air Access Network, is excited about these developments as they reinforce the city region standing as a gateway to the continent and entry point to SA tourism, trade and investment opportunities.
“We remain committed to connecting the region and the rest of the continent by air while opening more frontiers for our key source markets in Europe, Americas, India and China,” explained Sthembiso Dlamini, CEO of Gauteng Tourism Authority.
Effective today, the airline will operate two flights per day (an early morning rotation and a late afternoon rotation) from King Mswati III International (SHO) to Johannesburg (JNB).
Enquiries: Barba Gaoganediwe, Spokesperson Gauteng Tourism
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