There are many airlines in South Africa flying between major airports and some smaller airports, offering everything from first class to cheap cheap flights. There are many airports in South Africa, including some privately managed airports in remote areas.
South Africa's main airport is operated and managed by the South African Airports Corporation [Acsa], which includes three major international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The other seven are the domestic airports of Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimberley, Upington and Pilanes. All other airports are privately managed and all existing airlines in South Africa are not serviced.
South African Airways and British Airways [operated by Comair] provide economic, commercial and first class flights between all major cities and some smaller cities including Mthatha, Polokwane, Richards Bay and Maseru. For low cost flights, passengers can use airlines including Kulula.com, 1time and Mango Airlines. These airlines offer cheap flights on the most popular routes between Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit and George.
Kulula offers direct flights between Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town, Durban, George, Port Elizabeth and Nelspruit, as well as from Lanseria Airport to Cape Town, Durban, Elizabeth Port and George flights. 1Time Airlines offers round-trip flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and George.
These low-cost airlines offer cheap flights, limited on-board service, and do not include free meals and beverages on the flight, but do provide qualified and friendly personnel to meet passenger needs and can purchase drinks and snacks on board.
All domestic flight operators offer online booking services that can be paid by credit card or directly in the relevant bank accounts of Mango Airlines, SAA and British Airways, providing additional convenience for ticket purchases at the money market counters of Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets nationwide. .
There are many independent web-based agents that offer price comparisons between airlines and online booking services. These include travelstart.co.za, ifly.co.za and cheapfares.co.za. Passengers can search the website for available flights on their preferred dates and compare the prices of airlines that offer flights on those dates.
Daily flights to the main international airports are arranged on a number of flights, while flights on fewer routes are arranged intermittently, with fewer flights and fewer flights from airlines. Low-cost airlines do not cover all smaller routes, nor do they include private airports such as Richards Bay and Mtasha.
When looking for cheap flights to South Africa, travelers can also take advantage of other services that low-cost airlines offer on their websites, including accommodation, car rental and vacation packages. These airlines offer other special offers on a regular basis, including advance booking discounts and last minute discounts available on their website.