Mahikeng airport back in full operation

Pretoria- The Mafikeng Airport in the North West will be back in full operation on Monday, said the Office of the Premier.

The airport will be back to full operation with regular flights to OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesburg Airport.

Speaking during the official launch of the flight schedule at the airport on Friday, North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the move was part of the provincial government’s broader plan to reposition, rebrand and renew the province with special focus on Mahikeng as the capital city.

“In June last year we were talking theory, and today we have moved from theory to practice. We said that we will make this practical and I am very happy that SA Express and all stakeholders came to the party to make this a reality. This proves that we are committed to achieve our objectives,” said Premier Mahumapelo.

SA Express will fly from Mahikeng to Pilanesberg and OR Tambo International Airport three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Fares will range from R400 for Mahikeng to Pilanesburg and from R600 for Mahikeng to Johannesburg.