South African Airways to operate additional flights to meet IPL2 travel demands

South African Airways (SAA) will operate six additional flights between India and South Africa between May 18 through 26, using the higher capacity Airbus A340-600 to meet the growing demand for the semi-final and finals of the Indian Premier League season 2 (IPL2) cricket extravaganza.

In cricket crazy India, there is a sudden escalation in the demand on the India – South Africa route thanks to the shifting of the venue of IPL2 from India to South Africa which was forced due to the on-going general elections in India. More than 2,500 passengers are expected to make the journey.

The Airbus 340-600 aircraft complementing the existing Airbus 340-200 based services, features seating for 42 passengers in Business Class and 275 seats in economy.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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