santaco express airline to be launched

Date: 27 July 2011

Santaco, the South African National Taxi Council, has announced that it is to launch Santaco Express, a low-cost airline, in November 2011.

Santaco Experess's head office will be in Bisho in the Eastern Cape, and Santaco plans to list the airline on the JSE.

The airline will be operated on Santaco's behalf by AirQuarius, who also operate flights for SA Airlink, Air Namibia and Skylink Arabia.

Santaco Express will initially fly between Johannesburg and Cape Town via Bisho, and tickets will cost between R500 and R600.

Santaco is also considering operating flights between Johannesburg and Durban, with ticket prices of around R300.