Velvet Sky Airline Acquires New Planes

Date: 16 August 2011

Velvet Sky Airline, South Africa's newest low cost airline, has acquired 2 additional Boeing 737's from leasing company Aergo.

A majority stake in the airline was recently purchased by Excalibur Aerospace, and soon thereafter, the airline announced its plans to expand its offerings beyond the Cape Town - Johannesburg - Durban routes, to include regional flights to other countries in Southern Africa.


Velvet Sky offers free coffee, tea, fruit juice or water on its flights, while its no-frills competitors charge a fee for in-flight food and drinks.

Velvet Sky Airline looks set to be a strong contender in the domestic airline sector. which will become even more competitive with the launch of Santaco Express Airline later this year.