SA Express new routes

Direct South African Express (SAX) flights from Durban's King Shaka International Airport to Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia have been approved, opening up growth possibilities for the airport. 

The airline has been granted the licenses to operate Durban-Maputo, Durban-Gaborone and Durban-Windhoek. All three flight routes could be in operation as early as March 2014. The direct flight from Durban to Maputo was likely to be the first route to take off as Mozambique was closest to KwaZulu-Natal.

The routes announced are part of a deal with Dube TradePort and the provincial government to establish a Southern African route network out of King Shaka airport, making it a secondary hub to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.