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Awards

As of April 2017, FlySafair has been named the most punctual airline in the WORLD according to OAG, the international travel intelligence company.

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Nominated for an award for best African low-cost airline at the Business Traveller Africa Awards in 2015.

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History

It’s a subsidiary of Safair which has been a leading specialist aircraft company for more than 50 years.

FlySafair is the official domestic carrier for the Springbok Rugby Team and SA Rugby. The sponsorship signifies a massive milestone for the airline, which has established itself as a major player in South African domestic aviation in just two years. As an official partner to the Springboks and SA Rugby, the airline will be entrusted with providing the national team with seamless domestic travel experiences - a task which affirms its vision of becoming South Africa’s favourite airline.

They are not only the world’s most punctual airline but, also one of only three airlines that ranked 5 stars, which is given to airlines with an OTP above 90%. OAG compiles a comprehensive bi-annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s airlines and airports.The OAG Punctuality League reveals rankings of all airlines - mainline, low-cost and by region.

FlySafair is also considered as SA’s oldest newest airline owing to the fact that it was founded by Safair. Safair is one of Africa's best known air logistics and specialised air services company, known for producing state-of-the-art aircrafts that can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions.

Evidently, FlySafair was born from a company that already has almost 50 years of experience in aviation so when you fly with FlySafair you are definitely in safe hands!

Book FlySafair flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and other exciting places!

FlySafair keeps their fares low by excluding the price of checked baggage. Should you wish to add a bag to your flight this can be selected during the flight booking process on our site for only R150 per bag per flight (up to a maximum of 20kgs).

If you forgot to purchase your baggage don’t despair - you can do so by visiting the FlySafair website. Payment can only be made by credit card. If you require any assistance with baggage please contact our customer service experts here at Travelstart on 0861 878 278 (select option 1 then option 2).

Hand luggage is included in your fare at a maximum weight of 7kgs. Hand luggage weighing in excess of 7kg’s per bag or which is too large to fit into the overhead stowage compartments will need to be checked in the hold at a cost of R250 per flight.

Hand luggage maximum size dimensions (56 x 36 x 23cm). Checked-in baggage maximum size dimensions (90 x 75 x 43cm). All baggage costs and restrictions apply to children and infants as well as adults.

Check-in opens 2 hours prior to flight departure and closes 40 minutes before flight departure. Each passenger requires photo identification to complete their check in. For infants and children travelling, a certified copy of their birth certificate is required.

We recommend checking in online prior to getting to the airport – it saves you time and is really easy. Online check-in opens 24 hours prior to departure and closes 4 hours prior to flight departure.

Cabin Classes

FlySafair operates the super safe and reliable Boeing 737-400's and 800’s with a seating capacity of 165 passengers per aircraft. Seating configuration is 3-3. At the moment, pre-seating cannot be done on Travelstart’s website. If you would like to book a specific seat (at a cost of R40 per person per flight) or a seat with extra Leg room (at a cost of R70 per person per flight).

Payment can only be made by credit card. Don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment as seats are limited. If you don’t want to pre-book a seat you will be assigned one at check-in but then choice will be limited.

Food on board

FlySafair serves a selection of delicious light snacks and refreshments on board and payment can be made with cash during the flight. Debit cards, credit cards, EFTs or cheques are regrettably not accepted.

Their menu includes the following tasty delights: peanuts, crisps, muffins, chocolates/sweets, biltong + kiddies Box. Drinks to purchase include: tea/coffee/hot chocolate, water/fruit juice/cold drinks, beer & cider + wine (red or white).

Unaccompanied Minors or Pets

Regrettably, FlySafair does not accommodate carriage of unaccompanied minors. Only children over the age of 12 may fly alone and any children under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by a passenger 16 years or older. FlySafair loves your pets as much as you but unfortunately no pets are permitted on FlySafair flights.

Flights are available between OR Tambo, Lanseria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George, East London and Durban. FlySafair has carried more than 3 million customers and boasts the best on time performance record for all airlines in South Africa. In 2016 the airline won ACSA’s “Best Low Cost Carrier” award at every airport to which it operates.

Scheduled flights are only offered between the following destinations:

Cape Town

Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo & Lanseria)

Port Elizabeth

George

Durban (King Shaka)

East London

Fleet

FlySafair operates the 737-800 and the reliable Boeing 737-400. The 400 has a seating capacity of 165 passengers per aircraft, and the 800 has a seating capacity of 189 passengers per aircraft.

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IATA code: FA
Hub Airport: O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town
Inflight magazine: Inflight

The information on this page is correct as of date of publishing. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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