To cash in on the heightened cricket frenzy among Indians amid the ongoing IPL Twenty20 tournament, South African Airways (SSA) will deploy six additional flights between India and South Africa from May 18 to May 26.
"Seeing a sudden escalation in the demand for the India - South Africa route this season, due to heightened cricket craze among Indians, South African Airways has taken this strategic step to accommodate the growing passenger traffic," the airline said in a statement.
The additional flights will cater especially to the semi-finals and final matches of the tournament.
South African Airways' Acting Head for South East Asia Tauseef Khan said: "Our aim is to offer the best to our customers and thus we will continue working closely with the tour operators to offer the most affordable packages to South Africa for IPL (Indian Premier League)”.
The airline carries more than 7 million passengers a year and connects 34 cities in 26 countries. It has a fleet of 58 aircraft.