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Why fly with Flysafair

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

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FlySafair has been a leading specialist aircraft company for more than 50 years, guaranteeing passengers only the best in aviation!

FlySafair is the official domestic carrier for the Springbok Rugby Team and SA Rugby - 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 by OAG Punctuality League! 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 aircraft 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 this airline, you are definitely in safe hands!

FlySafair flies to and from Cape Town International Airport. Book cheap flights to Cape Town, 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 R155 per bag per flight (up to a maximum of 20kgs). If your luggage is overweight, or should you wish to purchase baggage allowance at the airport, you will be charged R250 per piece.

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 7kgs 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 counters close 40 minutes before flight departure but passengers are encouraged to check in at least 90 minutes prior to avoid last-minute delays. 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.

Safety Measures:

• All passengers and staff are required to wear face masks during the flight.

• Temperature screening will be taken at the airport terminals. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5°C will be denied entry and taken for further screening.

• All surfaces like security trays, check-in stations, tray tables and screens are meticulously sanitised before every flight.

• Passengers are required to maintain social distancing.

• Customers are advised to download their boarding passes to avoid queues.

• Window and aisle seats will be allocated first. Once these seats are full, middle seats will be allocated.

• Onboard HEPA filters extract more than 99% of air particles, including viruses and bacteria.

• Travellers will be required to scan their own boarding pass and hold up their passports for inspection.

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.


Please note that all onboard catering on domestic flights has been suspended, due to current national Covid restrictions.

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 their flights.

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 at which it operates.

FlySafair is currently flying the following routes:

Lanseria - Cape Town

Lanseria - Durban

Johannesburg - Cape Town

Johannesburg - Durban

Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth

Johannesburg - George

Johannesburg - East London

Cape Town - Port Elizabeth

Cape Town - East London

Cape Town - Durban

East London - Durban

Port Elizabeth - Durban

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IATA code: FA
Hub airport: O.R. Tambo International
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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