January 10, 2013
Peak season sees extra Europe-to-Cape Town flights
Cape Town is on your bucket list, your passport is valid, and now all you have to do is to find a flight to the Mother City to kick off what will be one of your most memorable holidays.
In December, 87 000 people flew into Cape Town from around the globe.
When you land at Cape Town International Airport, you can hop on the MyCiti airport shuttle, which will drop you in the city centre, from where you will be able to hail a taxi to take you to your accommodation.
There are a number of airlines that fly directly from major European airports to Cape Town, from as little as £759 return. Some airlines increase their flights over the peak season, which can run until May.
Virgin Atlantic Airways has put on three additional flights a week between London Heathrow and Cape Town until April. The average flight time from London Heathrow to the Mother City is about 12 hours.
Air France is running a thrice-weekly service to Cape Town. The schedule will run until May 12, towards the end of the summer season. It flies on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Lufthansa operates five flights a week between Munich and Cape Town. Its seasonal special ends on April 8.
Swiss airline Edelweiss Air operates between Cape Town and Zurich, offering two flights a week until May. The flights leave Zurich every Friday and Monday.
Condor operates direct flights from Frankfurt to Cape Town, twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.