South African booking site, Travelstart created an app called Flapp that helps you book last minute flights between the Johannesburg and Cape Town route.

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If you are a frequent traveller on this route you can download Flapp for free for iOS and Android. The app lets you book flights on this busy route up to 2 hours before departure. You can create a profile and store your personal and payment details to make even speedier bookings. The app presents you with a 7 day window which lets you filter and book flights based on your preference. The app lists all airlines, airports, flight times and fares for the route between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Head of Innovation at Travelstart, Sergio Mello stated that:

Real time fares from all airlines are the first thing users see on tapping the [app’s] icon. Results can be filtered by price or departure time. Same day books are catered for, and passenger and credit card details can be saved for two-tap bookings. It’s completely secure and makes the checkout process astonishingly fast. 

This app was created by Travelstart in response to recent traveling behaviour on this route. In the past year, 43% of passengers who flew on this route between Johannesburg and Cape Town booked their flight a week before departure. Also, 90% of passengers paid for their bookings via Credit Card. Mello explains that:

As more carries take off, the local airline industry is seeing a shift in power back into the hands of travellers. Passengers’ purchasing behaviours have evolved and [the app] is a direct response to this evolution, offering a rewarding and niche tool for today’s travellers.

Are you a frequent traveller between Johannesburg and Cape Town? Will you be using this app to book your next flight on this route? Drop us a comment and let us know.