Flying around South Africa

Flying around South Africa

by Carson eCommerce Collaborator March 15, 2019

Flying around South Africa

Most overseas tourists arrive in South Africa at one of the International Airports. However, getting around SA, especially for visitors can be a bit of a mystery. South Africa is not restricted to the national airline, SAA, it also has a few other airlines that make air travel around the country convenient and quick. So what are the domestic airlines of South Africa and where do they fly from and to?

SAA

South African Airways is the national airline of South Africa. For many travellers, this is the airline of choice as it flies to the most domestic destinations. It is a full-service airline that is reliable with good ground and onboard service.

BA – Comair

Flying under the British Airways banner, Comair is another full-service airline that flies predominantly to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg (O R Tambo and Lanseria), Durban and Port Elizabeth. Known for its reliability and outstanding service BA in South Africa is a popular choice for business travellers.

Mango

The orange planes of Mango represent the no-frills or budget airline of South African Airways. In bids to reduce operating costs, a growing number of SAA flights are substituted with Mango flights and aircraft. The airline flies to 7 domestic destinations: Johannesburg OR Tambo and Lanseria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and George. Flights are affordable and reliable.

Kulula

Kulula is South Africa’s first budget airline and forms part of BA Comair. The distinctive green planes and the super friendly onboard service make this one of SA’s favourite airlines. The airline flies to 7 destinations:  Johannesburg (O R and Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and George. The flights are affordable and the service legendary.

SA Airlink

To get to one of a staggering 24 locations in South Africa, Airlink is the airline to choose. Smaller aircraft on less busy routes allow anyone to get almost anywhere in SA by air.

Fly Safair

The new kid on the block in terms of air travel in SA. A hugely popular airline, mainly due to very low fares, Safair flies to 7 destination in South Africa: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg (O R and Lanseria), East London, George and Port Elizabeth.

All of the airlines have easy to navigate websites for bookings; however many South African domestic travellers make use of a popular discount fare website Travelstart.

Flying in SA is very safe, aircraft are maintained to exceptional standards and fleets are becoming more modern.

 

Planning a trip to or within South Africa? Book a tourflightsrent a vehicle and browse accommodation now to get the best rates.

For inspiration and insider tips, follow us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter to get the best South African experiences sent straight to your inbox.

 

 




Carson eCommerce Collaborator
Carson eCommerce Collaborator

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Cape Town Accommodation - Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town Accommodation - Vineyard Hotel

by Alan Maguire July 21, 2021

The hotel is situated in the southern suburbs of Cape Town and is recognised for its beautiful setting and relaxing atmosphere. It is also a popular “afternoon tea” spot with locals who come to walk the gardens and enjoy the tranquility.

Read More

A big five safari on the Garden Route
A big five safari on the Garden Route

by Janine Avery July 19, 2021

Read More

Whale watching Knysna
Up close with whales off the coast of Knysna

by Janine Avery July 15, 2021

Read More

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER