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Why fly with Kulula



Kulula was established over 15 years ago, with the aim of making the booking experience easy and to provide access to affordable flights for all in South Africa.



They’re one of the top 10 airlines in Africa and their staff was voted in the top 10 for airline staff in Africa 2016.



They are the first low-cost privately-owned airline in South Africa, and one of the country’s most-loved too!


"Welcome on board this Kulula Airlines flight to Durban. Please pay attention to the safety announcement, because you will be writing a test shortly!” This is an example of the humour that has been the unofficial trademark of South Africa’s first low cost airline since launching operations in 2001.

Kulula is a British Airways subsidiary airline, operated by Comair. The name Kulula is derived from the Zulu word for ‘easily’ and this is exactly how the airline operates. Kulula wants you to feel like travelling is as easy as a Sunday breeze and as a no frills, no fuss budget airline in South Africa, Kulula aims to provide a hassle-free experience for customers.

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Baggage policy

Your Kulula flight entitles you to one free checked bag weighing up to 20kg and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 7kg, plus a slimline laptop bag or small handbag.

Any bag weighing between 21kg and 32kg will incur a heavy bag fee at the airport. You can simply purchase extra bags online at a discounted rate or at the airport.

Travelling with Pets

• You may not travel with puppies under 10 weeks old.

• All mammals declared to be pregnant, unless accompanied by a veterinary health certificate certifying that the animal is fit to travel and less than 6 weeks into the gestation period, and there is no risk of birth occurring during the journey.

• Kulula flies pets in accordance with the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR) ZAG – 01, that states: “South African Government regulations prohibit the carriage of all live animals destined for or in transit through the Republic of South Africa as excess baggage. Live animals destined for or in transit through the Republic of South Africa may only be shipped as manifested cargo.”

• Unaccompanied pets can't be checked in at the airport but must be taken to the Kulula cargo agent.

• Reservations for a particular Kulula flight of your choice should be confirmed 24 hours prior to departure with the Cargo Agent.

Once you've booked your Kulula flight with Travelstart, please contact Kulula on 0861 Kulula (585852) to make a reservation for your pet at least 24 hours prior to departure.


Kulula Airlines check-in counters open 90 minutes before domestic flights depart and close 30 minutes before the flight departs. Bring your ID document, driver’s license or passport as well as your Travelstart flight booking reference to check in for your Kulula flight.

All Kulula flights use the code MN. For example, a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Kulula could be called MN6441 - this is the number that will be on your air ticket/boarding pass after checking in for your Kulula Airlines flight.


Cabin Classes

Kulula offers its passengers economy class seating, only.

Food on board

The Kulula inflight experience is enhanced by the pay-on board catering service. Pay by cash or credit card for a variety of enjoyable snacks and beverages by Woolworths on all Kulula flights. The airline also caters for vegetarians.


As a major player in South Africa, Kulula’s fleet flies to all centres in South Africa, including Lanseria airport in the north of Johannesburg.

Scheduled flights are offered between the following destinations:

• Cape Town

• Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo)

• Lanseria

• George

• Durban

• East London

• Nairobi - Kenya

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Green Fleet

As the budget airline arm of British Airways Comair in South Africa, Kulula has helped make domestic travel in South Africa affordable.

The Kulula fleet is green and their livery varies from flashy designs that adorn the sides of their planes to the ever-recognisable mambo green they're known for. Some memorable livery includes the ‘This Way Up’ plane and the ‘Flying 101’ design.

The Kulula Boeing 737 planes are fuel efficient and offer enhanced legroom in the low-cost range.

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IATA code: MN
Hub Airport: O.R. Tambo International
Alliance: Oneworld
Inflight magazine: Khuluma

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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