The FlySafair R9 sale 2023 is around the corner, with 50,000 tickets on offer for local flights in South Africa.
The local airline made the announcement via Twitter this week, although it did not provide a specific date when the sale will go live. However, it advised customers to “keep your eyes glued on our social media pages.”
The annual ticket sale usually generates a huge amount of interest on social media. In previous years, as many as 100,000 tickets were sold for prices ranging from R1 to R8.
FlySafair R9 sale 2023
The FlySafair R9 sale 2023 celebrates the airline’s nine years of operating in South Africa. The tickets are for individual seats. They will be available for pre-selected one-way domestic flights between May and November 2023.
“FlySafair operated its first scheduled domestic flight on 16 October 2014 and has since grown to be a significant player in the domestic air travel space. The airline now operates over 150 flights a day connecting all major South African cities with additional connections to Mauritius and Zanzibar,” the airline said.
“This year we are going big with 50,000 tickets which equates to an entire 264 Boeing 737-800 aircraft full of passengers flying for only R9.”
The airline urged customers to create a profile on its website ahead of the sale to book even faster when the sale goes live. Given the experience in previous years, tickets are likely to sell out quickly.
Therefore, creating a profile means you can pre-load your traveller information, save your payment card details and enjoy faster payments, FlySafair said.
Luck Stealers’ draw
Furthermore, two people stand a chance to win R9 tickets ahead of everyone else through a “Luck Stealers’ draw. “Enter by telling us the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you. Earn extra entries if you download our app and make a profile on our website too,” the airline said.
To enter, visit the R9 flights Luck Stealers webpage and enter your details – including your “luckiest story ever.” The competition ends on Monday, 1 May 2023, which strongly suggests that the ticket sale will go live sometime next week.
The local airline sector is experiencing a rebound following a COVID-related slump in recent years. The slump claimed a big casualty when Comair went into business rescue in 2020 and was finally liquidated last year.
Given these difficulties, flight ticket prices went up, putting a strain on frequent domestic flyers. FlySafair’s R9 sale will therefore come as a relief for many South Africans.