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Fly over to EL and bypass SA’s most deadliest road

The N2 from East London to Mthatha is South Africa’s most deadly road and is called the “highway to hell”, according to statistics released by Arrive Alive, a South African safety group in 2018 based on the number of accidents.

The information was gathered from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) that released data on 20 of the most dangerous routes in the Country.

In second place is the N2 from Mthatha to Kokstad.

It came as some relief then when SA Express Airways announced that locals and tourists can now fly over the highway effective November 15, 2019.

The N2 is characterised by road accidents, high traffic volumes and some of the most atrocious driving made worse by wandering animals from the surrounding rural areas of the former Transkei.

Last week, SA Express expanded its domestic route network with the launch of new routes to the Eastern Cape province. “We will be flying between East London and Mthatha at three frequencies per week.

As we approach the end of 2019, the introduction of these routes gives customers convenience during the upcoming festive period,” said Mpho Majatladi, spokesperson for SA Express Airways.

The airline has also increased the number of flights between Cape Town and East London.


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