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South Africa plane tickets & flights

  

 

    

The 2010 South African Soccer World Cup constitutes a powerful boost to this country's tourism. You might be one of the travelers who will visit South Africa in the summer of 2010...

A wonderful country famous for its savannas, wildlife, bushmen, diamonds, wines and modern metropolises...

Johannesburg and Cape Town have the primary airports, but a number of other major cities also possess aerial gateways.

We are taking a deep look at South Africa airline travel possibilities. Enjoy!

 

Domestic flights

Well developed internal air transportation system with modern airports and airlines that offer online booking systems.

 

International flights

Good connections to Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia primarily thanks to South African Airways, but there are several airlines from Asia, the Middle East and Europe that contribute to the good connections.

 

Airlines serving South Africa

 

1Time

Low cost airline with its main hub and bade located at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg.

Secondary hubs are near Durban, East London, Cape Town.

Domestic destinations of 1Time include: Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Scottburgh, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth.

International routes are touching Zanzibar Island in Tanzania and Livingstone in Zambia.

 

Airlink

Privately owned South African airline.

It is not a subsidiary of South African Airways, despite the resemblance of the logos they use (both inspired by the shape and colours of the national flag).

Except the most popular cities of Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, it also operates to Mala Mala, Mafikeng, Margate, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Umtata.

Foreign destinations are located in Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. It can be a great choice for flying to these countries: Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia, where few carriers fly to.

 

Interlink Airlines

South African airline from Johannesburg.

Has Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park's airport and Pretoria on its list of domestic destinations. As for international ones, it flies to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Bujumbura in Burundi.

 

Comair

Has scheduled services on domestic South African routes as a franchisee of British Airways.

Bases run by this company are near Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban.

Destinations within South Africa: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Durban.

Foreign destinations: Mauritius, Windhoek (Namibia), Livingstone (Zambia), Victoria Falls and Harare (Zimbabwe).

 

Kulula

Low cost airline based in South Africa. Flies to nearby destinations in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

Airplanes belonging to the Kulula fleet bear funny airplane paint artwork.

 

Mango

New low cost airline launched in 2006 only.

Serves Johannesburg where it is based.

Flies to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein.

 

South African Airways

The flag carrier of the country.

It is responsible for most of the air traffic in South Africa operating domestic, international, including long haul intercontinental flights as well.

The airline possesses 2 hubs. One near Johannesburg, one near Cape Town.

Long distance flights include destinations in Germany, the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, China, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Brazil, the USA, etc.

 

South African Express

Independent from South African Airlines and South African airways, but it does cooperate with the two air carriers.

South African Express is a regional carrier connecting important cities from its own country to Botswana's, Congo D.R.C.'s, Mozambique's, Namibia's.

  

Various other carriers

These are the most important foreign airlines that connect South Africa: KLM (to Amsterdam), Etihad (to Abu Dhabi), British Airways (to London), Air Berlin (to München), Malaysia Airlines (Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur), Qatar Airways (to Doha), Singapore Airlines (to Singapore), Turkish Airlines (to Istanbul), Virgin Atlantic (to London), Air France (to Paris) Cathay Pacific (to Hong Kong), Delta Airlines (to Atlanta), Lufthansa (to Frankfurt), TAP Portugal (to Lisbon).

Some of the airlines and cities presented above are from Cape Town, others from  Johannesburg. Most of them are available from both cities.

Johannesburg OR Tambo offers more air travel connections abroad than Cape Town's International Airport.

 

Destinations, major airports in South Africa

   

Bloemfontein Airport

Cape Town International Airport

Durban International Airport

East London Airport

Germiston Rand Airport - near Johannesburg

Johannesburg Grand Central Airport

Johannesburg Lanseria Airport

Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

Kimberley Airport

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - close to Nelspruit, Kruger National Park

Nelspruit Airport

Pietermaritzburg Airport

Pietersburg International Airport/Polokwane International Airport

Port Elizabeth Airport

Pretoria Wonderboom Airport

 

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 Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009

       

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