A new airline has been added to the carriers that operate out of Cape Town’s international airport.

A new airline has been added to the number that operate out of Cape Town International Airport.

Eritrean Airlines has started to operate flights from the city to Asmara, the capital city of the Eritrea, situated on the Horn of Africa.

There will be four flights a week travelling between the two cities, taking place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The carrier will use an Airbus 319 aircraft and will have eight seats in business class and 140 in economy class.

Deborah Francis, acting communications manager at the airport, said: “This is the third regional airline to join the Cape Town International Airport family after Air Namibia and TAAG Angola Airlines.”

During each of the journeys, the aircraft will make a short refuelling stop in Uganda.

Cape Town International Airport also offers flights from many of the world’s biggest airlines, including Emirates, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic, which fly to numerous locations around the globe.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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