With the World Cup draw a day away there are many people waiting to book flights within South Africa once they know where their teams are playing.
It is shaping up as a logistical nightmare. The venues are far enough apart that for most fans who wish to follow a team and see more than one game there is no choice but to fly. The domestic airlines simply do not have enough aircraft to take all the fans who wish to move from one venue to another, and so it is likely there will be a significant number of charter flights operating. To date there has been no details of the charter flights.
Some people will take no chances, so I expect the websites and phone lines of the main South African airlines will be clogged tomorrow. The airlines include:
- South African Airlines
- Comair (British Airways subsidiary)