In South Africa, many airlines serve both major airports and some smaller ones, offering a choice of classes ranging from first-class flights to low-cost low-cost flights. There are a number of airports throughout South Africa, including a number of privately run airports in outlying areas.
Major airports in South Africa are operated and managed by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), including the three major international airports of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The remaining seven are domestic airports at Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimberley, Upington and Pilanesberg. All other airports are privately managed and not served by all available airlines in South Africa.
South African Airways and British Airways (operated by Comair) offer economical, business and first class flights between all major cities and some of the smaller ones, 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 from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit and George.
Kulula offers single class flights between OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, George, Port Elizabeth and Nelspruit, as well as flights between Lanseria Airport and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George. 1Time Airline offers return flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and George.
These low cost airlines offer no frills flights, limited flight services and do not include meals and beverages on their flights, but offer qualified and friendly staff to meet the needs of their passengers. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on board.
All domestic flight operators offer online booking services, with credit card payment or directly to the corresponding bank account with Mango Airlines, SAA and British Airways, offering the added convenience of acquiring tickets at the market ticket counter. in the Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets in the country.
A number of independent web-based agencies offer price comparisons between airlines and online reservation services. These include travelstart.co.za, ifly.co.za and cheapfares.co.za. Passengers can search the site for available flights on their preferred dates and compare prices of airlines offering flights on these dates.
Flights on major routes to major international airports are scheduled daily with a good number of flights available, while flights on smaller routes are scheduled intermittently with fewer flights available and offered by fewer airlines. Low cost airlines do not cover all the less important routes and do not include private airports such as Richards Bay and Mthatha.
When they are looking for cheap flights to South Africa, travelers can also take advantage of the extra services offered by the low cost airlines on their websites, including accommodation, car rental and vacations in South Africa. flat rate. These airlines regularly offer additional promotions, including discounts for early bookings and last-minute discounts on flights available on their websites.