At the Council meeting held today, approval has been granted for the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality to enter into an agreement with SA Airlink to operate scheduled flights services to and from Margate and OR Tambo.

Council has acceded to a request by SA Airlink to operate scheduled flights services to and from Margate and OR Tambo Airports. Council has given the Mayor and the Municipal Manager to negotiate with the operator for conditions that will benefit both the Municipality and the community of the district.

This approval by the Council is viewed in light of the fact that the Margate Airport is the pillar of economic development, tourism and is also viewed as the huge asset in as far as the municipality is concerned. Ray Nkonyeni Municipality will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the SA Airlink with clear conditions of the agreement.

Council was of the view that this would be of great benefit to the district.

Issued by
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 72 057 5387
+27 86 529 7121
Simon.April@rnm.gov.za / Simon.Apri95@gmail.com