Local Flights in South Africa

Local Flights in South Africa

According to Wikipedia, South Africa is about 1 221 037 square meters in size. This makes this beautiful country of ours the 25th biggest country in the world. What makes us so great is the diversity of cultures, people and wonderful provinces that makes up this wonderful country. This means that the quickest way to get from one city to another is via domestic flights and the more affordable, the better. Let’s take a look at the list of local flights in South Africa provided by local airlines.

South African Airways

South African Airways is the flagship carrier of South Africa and represents the Rainbow Nation. In 2011 South African Airways has received the Skytrax “Best Airline in Africa” Award thus, when you book a flight with SAA, you can rest assured that you are flying with the best. Passengers participated in the Skytrax award and not by a handful of executives, giving even more credibility to the award gained by SAA.

South African Airways provide daily local flights in South Africa to four major cities. These cities that are part of SAA’s local flights are:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • Kimberley
  • Richards Bay

The airline also provides international flights to 30 international destinations in 26 countries worldwide.

British Airways

British Airways is a well-known airline in South Africa. One of the oldest airlines in the world, the airline celebrated their 90th anniversary on 25 August 2009. The airline roots are solidly founded in Great Britain and is a full service global airline. British Airways offers low fares with an extensive global route network. The airline operates between centrally located airports worldwide.

Local flights in South Africa that British Airways provides:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • East London
  • George
  • Kruger National Park
  • Hoedspruit

SA Express

SA Express is a strategic alliance partner of SAA and SA Airlink. This makes SA Express’ route network one of the most comprehensive routes when you are looking for domestic or regional flights in South Africa.

Booking a flight on SA Express means that if you are planning on a Kruger National Park holiday, you will be able to take a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in under 3 hours.

The airline provides non-stop flights to the major cities in South Africa as well as regional destinations in Southern Africa.

SA Express offers local flights in South Africa to and from:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • Hoedspruit
  • Kimberley
  • East London
  • Mahikeng
  • Pilanesberg (Sun City)

Some other regional flights also include Walvis Bay and Gaborone.

SA Airlink

SA Airlink is another strategic alliance partner and offers flights to destinations that are often overlooked by the bigger airline carriers. The airline offers rare flights, which includes destinations like mines in Zambia or your favourite private game reserve.

The hub of SA Airlink is located at OR Tambo International Airport and offers flights to smaller towns and regional centres within South Africa. SA Airlink is connected to SAA and SA Express via the strategic alliance.

Local flights in South Africa provided by SA Airlink includes:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Lanseria
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Pretoria Wonderboom
  • Richards Bay
  • Arathusa Safari Lodge
  • Phalaborwa
  • George
  • Hoedspruit
  • East London
  • Londolozi
  • Ulusabe
  • Upington
  • Skukuza
  • Sishen
  • Polokwane
  • Nelspruit
  • Mthatha (Umtata)
  • Kimberley

kulula.com

The word ‘kulula’ comes from the Zulu word ‘easily’. This is also the way that the airline operates. The airline is well-known for its humour and you will feel right at home when you board one of kulula’s planes.

The airlines provides a hassle-free experience and this can be seen from the minute you check in, all the way through until you disembark. Their tongue-in-cheek in-flight services and demonstrations are will definitely make your flight experience much more fun.

Booking a flight with kulula.com adds points to your Discovery Vitality or eBucks card.

Local flights that kulula.com offers in South Africa:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Lanseria
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • George
  • East London

Regional flights in Southern Africa includes:

  • Windhoek
  • Harare
  • Mauritius
  • Victoria Falls
  • Livingstone
  • Nairobi

Mango Airlines

Mango Airlines is a low cost carrier of South African Airways. In 2014 and 2015 Mango has received the “Best African Low-Cost Airline” award from Skytrax. The airline is one of the leading budget airlines in South Africa and is recognised by its bright orange backdrop and goofy themed name.

The airline offers affordable local flights in South Africa to all major domestic destinations. Mango has only one goal in mind and that is to provide the most affordable flight tickets and great service to all its passengers.

Mango offers local flights to and from:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Lanseria
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • George

Mango is also takes great pride in providing affordable flights to Zanzibar, Tanzania.

FlySafair

FlySafair is the latest addition to the well-known air logistics and specialized air services company, Safair. With almost 50 decades of experience in the aviation sector, you can rest assured that FlySafair is here to stay.

FlySafair provides affordable domestic flights to major hubs in South Africa. These includes:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • George
  • East London

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