Cape Town chief calls on airlines to up UK flights

The Cape Town Convention Bureau (CTCB) is calling for more direct flights from the UK in its winter season between May and October. CTCB CEO Rick Taylor predicts the opening of the Cape Town Convention Centre in July 2003 and the high level of business it is bidding for will put further demand on carriers. South African Airways and BA operate daily flights from the UK throughout this period but Virgin only operates a service from October to March. Taylor said: “We aim to be recognised as a year-round destination. The UK is a core market for us so it is crucial we ensure flight availability.”

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