The two-tap travel app

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Lo­cal travel web­site Trav­el­start has cre­ated an app to make book­ing flights on South Africa’s busiest route – Joburg to Cape Town – much eas­ier.

The iS­tore and An­droid app, called Flapp, is a mini flight app that has been dubbed the two-tap book­ing app. It al­lows com­muters be­tween the cities to find their flights quickly and eas­ily. They can do this on their cell­phones with­out fil­ter­ing out other des­ti­na­tions.

Ser­gio Mello, head of in­no­va­tion at Flapp’s par­ent com­pany, Trav­el­start, says: “It’s com­pletely se­cure and makes the check­out process as­ton­ish­ingly fast.”

But is there a need for it? The Jozi-CT route is one the busiest com­muter sky­ways in the world. Air­ports Com­pany SA recorded 4.2 mil­lion pas­sen­gers fly­ing be­tween the cities last year.

Just more than 40% of trav­ellers booked their flights less than a week be­fore de­par­ture us­ing their credit cards, two things Flapp al­lows for, which means the com­pany could be tap­ping into a lu­cra­tive mar­ket. – Gugulethu Mh­lungu Flapp is avail­able to down­load for free from Google Play

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