Domestic Flights

International airports are spread all over the country and this has allowed South Africa to open its doors to national and international flight bookings the world over.

SA has a whole host of domestic airlines as well as international airlines serving these airports in order to keep up with the growing demand from travellers.

 

BENEFITS OF BOOKING A DOMESTIC FLIGHT AT SA FLIGHTS

• Cheapest domestic flights on the net – we’ve partnered up with major travel suppliers in order to provide you with the lowest flight fares available within South Africa.
• Compare the cheapest flight airfares and be your own travel agent – no more hassles of finding quotes from numerous travel agencies.
• Our easy-to-use booking system on the left of this page – select, book and pay instantly.
• Excellent customer service available during working hours every weekday via the contact page on this site.

 

POPULAR AIRLINES WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA

Domestic airlines include Mango Airlines, Kulula Airlines, British Airways and South African Airways.

 

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Read more about the history of each airline below:

South African Airways (SAA): This is South Africa’s largest domestic airline, headquartered in Gauteng’s Kempton Park. SAA was established in 1934 when the South Africa government acquired Union Airways. It was initially run by the South African Railways and Harbours Administration but suffered sanctions during apartheid. In 2006, South African Airways joined Star Alliance Airlines and the company is presently the only airline in Africa to have ever received a 4-star rating (from independent research consultants). The airline currently flies to 38 destinations across the globe from Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo Airport. SAA has 54 airlines in its fleet and also recently obtained the new A320 in February 2012.

Kulula Airlines: This domestic airline was established in July 2001 as a subsidiary of Comair, the British Airways franchise. The name means ‘It’s Easy’ and the airline certainly lives up to its name as they strive to make things as easy as possible for their loyal travellers. Passengers who use this budget airline can expect a relaxed flight as well as excellent flight fares. The airline was launched a decade ago and is now 2nd largest airline carrier in the country after South African Airways. Kulula is famous for their eye-catching ad campaigns in which travellers are described as heroes.

Mango Airlines: This low cost airline is well-known for its very cheap domestic flights. Its headquarters are situated in the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Owned by South African Airways, Mango offers passengers excellent flight fares and great customer service. The first Mango flight took place back in November 2006 from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

British Airways: British Airways is a highly popular airline due to its extreme attention to detail and excellent customer service. The airline provides passengers with the best value for money while at the same time ensuring a high level of comfort while on board. You get what you pay for with BA. Flights operate from Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

 

MAIN AIRPORTS WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA

There are numerous airports within South Africa – many of which are smaller airports in isolated areas. However, the country has a number of major/international airports in main cities. These include:

• Cape Town International
• O.R Tambo International
• King Shaka International
• Bloemfontein International
• Port Elizabeth International
• Upington International
• East London Airport
• George Airport
• Kimberley Airport

Here’s a Google Map of the many available airports within South Africa:

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