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About our domestic South African airline companies
and How to find cheap flights in South Africa.

Find out more about our local South African airline companies and their special offers. Discover valuable airfare and booking information and learn learn how to find cheap internal internal flights in South Africa.


Flying is the most sensible way to travel around our country, considering its size and the amount of time it takes to cover the long distances between the major centers.

Regardless of whether you are traveling in South Africa on a business visit or on a holiday trip, time is always at a premium.

There are a multitude of domestic flights between the country's major centers, each one not taking more than a couple of hours of your time at the most.

Currently there are six major domestic airline companies operating in South Africa, each one providing reliable and safe transportation by air between the major cities in the country. In addition there are a considerable number of smaller-sized cities and towns which can also be reached by air.


South African Airways, South Africa's national airline company
South African Airways airplane

Domestic South African airline companies,...

Click on any of the airline company names below for more information and for access to their booking facilities.

South African Airways
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(Click to access info and booking page)

South African Airways (SAA) is South Africa's national airline company It operates flights nonstop from Johannesburg to Cape town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and vice versa and also directly between Cape Town and Durban vice versa. As South Africa's national air carrier, the SAA operates a comprehensive network of routes across the African continent and world-wide, offering economy, business and first class travel.

South African Airlink
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Airlink Airways is an affiliate of South African Airways. It operates flights between Johannesburg and Upington, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Umtata, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, Maseru In Lesotho, Manzini in Swaziland. Between Cape Town and Kimberley, George, Nelspruit. Between Durban and Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, East London. Airlink also operates flights to destinations in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. All of them vice versa. They offer economy, business and first class on all flights.

South African Express
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Another affiliate of South African Airways operating in South Africa is SA Express Airlines. They fly between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit, Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, George, Bloemfontein, Walvis Bay and Windhoek in Namibia, Lumumbashi in Zambia. Between Durban and Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Between Cape Town and Hoedspruit, Walvis Bay, Windhoek, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein. All of them vice versa. They also offer economy, business and first class on all flights.

South African Express airlines
South African Express airlines

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British Airways
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As regional arm of the global mother company, British Airways / Comair operates services between the international airports in South Africa. Their route package in South Africa comprises flights between Johannesburg and Durban, Bloemfontein, Hoedspruit, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, George. All of them vice versa, offering economy, business and first class on all flights.

Mango Airways
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(Click to access info and booking page)

Voted as the coolest low cost airline for two years in succession, Mango Airlines is one of three low cost budget fare airline companies in South Africa, operating single class flights between either Johannesburg or Lanseria to Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein.

Mango Air at Cape Town national airport Mango Airways at Cape Town national airport

Kulula Airways
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The third low-cost airline company in South Africa is Kulula Air. In fact they were the first carrier to start marketing low-cost flights in the country. Claiming to be a total travel experience which includes car hire, hotel accommodation, taxi arrangements etc., they offer single class flights between either Johannesburg or Lanseria and Nelspruit, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Cape Town, Mauritius, Windhoek in Namibia, Livingstone in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Maputo and Vilanculous in Mozambique.

Kulula Airways airplane at Cape Town airport
Kulula Airways airplane at Cape Town airport
Boarding a flight of Kulula Airways at Cape Town airport
Boarding a flight Kulula Airways at Cape Town airport
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If you do want to try a Flights and Airfares comparison site, here is a South African one that specializes in domestic flights, next to flights to and from South Africa.

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Major South African airports,...

South Africa's most important airports are the 3 international airports at Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and the 6 domestic airports at East London, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, George, Upington and Kimberley. All of them are being operated by ACSA (Airports Company South Africa)

On the apron of Oliver Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg
On the apron of Oliver Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg

CLICKING ON any of the airport names below, will take you to their relevant website page. There you can obtain all the info you want with regard to outgoing and incoming flights of the major airports in South Africa, detailed maps to find your way around, services offered, relevant telephone numbers as well as a lot of general information about the airports themselves.

The map below gives you an overview of where the various major airports are situated in South Africa.

Map showing major cities and airports in South Africa
Map showing major cities and airports in South Africa
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