It has never been easier to visit South Africa. There are currently four low-cost carriers offering cheap flights in South Africa, including Kulula.com, 1Time Airlines, Mango Airlines and Velvet Sky Aviation. There are also two airlines that offer scheduled flights in the national economy, business and first class.
Low-cost airlines offer simple prices on flights from South Africa to certain destinations to provide air travel for each flight. In addition to Velvet Sky Aviation, which offers free drinks, these simple flights offer basic services without the need for additional services such as free meals and drinks. But airlines do this; they offer onboard purchases for passengers traveling by air, with an average flight length of about two hours. For most passengers, the lack of dining is a small feature.
The destinations these airlines fly to are limited to mass travel needs, so most, if not all, airlines do not include flights to smaller destinations such as Kimberley or Upington Airport. These airports are only serviced by national airline South African Airways and its subsidiary SAA Express.
Smaller destinations such as George Airport, the starting point for many Garden Avenue visitors, Bloemfontein Airport in the Free State Province and East London in the Eastern Cape are served by only one or two budget airlines and South African Airways.
The smaller Lanseria Airport is becoming a popular alternative destination airport in Johannesburg because it is close to the business centre, offering cheap flight options by Kulula.com and Mango Airlines and South African Airways services.
All four low-cost airlines offer scheduled flights to Cape Town International Airport, Durban International Airport and Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. The Cape Town and Durban routes are served by Kulula.com, 1time Airlines and Mango Airlines. These flights are scheduled to take place during the peak seven days of the week, but not as often or as regular as the flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg. These flights are scheduled daily from all airlines and multiple flights are available throughout the day.
For passengers flying between Johannesburg and Durban, Velvet Sky Airlines, Kulula.com, 1Time Airlines and Mango Airlines offer scheduled flights between King Dhaka International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport. Kulula.com also offers cheap flights between Johannesburg Lanseria Airport and Durban King Shaka International Airport.
All four low-cost airlines offering cheap flights in South Africa can make online reservations on their websites through simple navigation and user-friendly search engines. These airlines also offer a variety of payment methods for passengers, such as electronic money and electronic transfer payments, as well as payments from Kulula.com's FNB Mobile Banking and Mango Airilines' Shoprite and Checkers supermarket money market counters to meet passengers without internet.