South Africa’s air travel market is growing rapidly, with four domestic low-cost carriers offering cheap flights in South Africa. These airlines offer limited destinations and routes nationwide, and only the national airline South African Airways serves all destinations.
The three major international airports, Johannesburg or Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and Durban International Airport, are considered to be the gateway to international flights to South Africa and the most regular scheduled domestic flights within the country, and are served by all airports. Provide services. Cheap airlines offering cheap flights, namely Kulula.com, Mango Airlines, 1Time Airlines and Velvet Sky Aviation. These three airports provide scheduled flights between three destinations each day and serve as a base for flights scheduled to fly to smaller destinations. Due to the popularity of the routes between the three airports, four domestic low-cost airlines provide daily flights to and from flights.
There are many small airports across the country, and some low-cost airlines fly from these major airports to these airports to provide cheap flights for South African travelers. Velvet Sky is a new member of the industry and is the only one that does not offer flights to smaller destinations. It only offers flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo International, Cape Town International Airport and Durban King Shaka International Airport.
Kulula.com offers flights to George Airport, Johannesburg International Airport, Port Elizabeth, Lanseria Airport and other small airports. It is the only airline that serves Kruger National Park Airport. It does not offer flights to Bloemfontein Airport or East London Airport. 1 Time Airlines serves smaller destinations in Johannesburg International and Cape Town International, such as George Airport and East London, as well as flights between Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg International and Cape Town International. 1time Airlines does not offer flights to Bloemfontein. Mango Airlines only serves smaller airports in Bloemfontein and Lasella, and does not offer services to Port Elizabeth, East London or George Airport.
The smallest airports such as Hoedspruit, Mthatha, Palaborwa, Polokwane, Richards Bay, Pilanesberg, Upington and Kimberley Airport do not serve low-cost airlines that offer cheap flights in South Africa. These airports are only serviced by South African Airways and its subsidiaries SAA Express and SA Airlink.
Passengers wishing to fly to smaller destination airports throughout South Africa need to ensure that their preferred travel dates are consistent with the schedules of airlines serving these airports, as flights are scheduled on an as-needed basis and are not available on a daily basis.
Flight times to these destinations are usually scheduled for early morning or evening to accommodate business travellers and need to be considered when scheduling a connecting flight.