1time – “more nice less price”
- South Africa domestic
- Africa – two destinations
1time is a domestic South African airline which provides relatively cheaper flights on the main domestic routes, servicing all the major cities of the country except Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Kimberley. It has the second-largest share of the domestic market and operates about 30 flights per day, and the average passenger volume per week approaches 50 000. 1time’s parent company, 1time Holdings, listed on the national securities exchange in South Africa (the Johannesburg Stock Exchange or JSE) in 2007, after commencing ticket sales in 2004.
The focus of the 1time business strategy is to provide flights only on those routes which are financially profitable. The name of the airline is a South African slang expression, which is acceptable as the name of the airline but may be seen as inappropriate in more general conversation (especially if you are not speaking to a surfer!).
1time operates a fleet of 15 aircraft and provides mostly domestic flights in South Africa. However, two other countries in southern Africa are also serviced. The destinations in South Africa covered by 1time flights are as follows:
- Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport
- Cape Town
- Port Elizabeth
- East London
The two destinations further afield in southern African are:
- Tanzania – Zanzibar
- Zambia – Livingstone
Unlike some other domestic carriers, 1time offers more than one class of seating. 1time does, however, claim that they offer more economy-class legroom on their flights than other domestic South Africa airlines, and also that their economy-class 5-across seating arrangement has been approved by passenger feedback. All the seats are upholstered in leather.
Reviews of 1time show that the in-flight standard of service by cabin crew is good and that the booking and luggage procedures are convenient.