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Eurowings Discover has become the first intercontinental airline to commence direct flights between Frankfurt and Mbombela, Kruger National Park.


Mpumalanga, South Africa (18 November 2022) – South African Tourism has celebrated a South African first this week by welcoming airline carrier Eurowings Discover as the first intercontinental airline to host direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

Many tourists travel to South Africa to either visit Cape Town or the bush. Previously, tourists wanting to visit the Kruger National Park or the private reserves located throughout Mpumalanga’s greater Kruger area would have had to travel to OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. After a long flight, they would then either need to take a connecting flight or drive around 5 hours.

This new airline access means tourists can fly directly into Mpumalanga and set off on their safari journies much sooner!

It is estimated that the new airline will bring in around 30,000 tourists a year. They plan to fly into the Mpumalanga-based airport three times a week.

The opening of this route for international tourists promises to bring in a massive boost to the local economy which in turn will likely boost job opportunities. We are very excited to see how this benefits South Africa.

Sources: SA TourismTourism Update
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