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Why fly with Kulula


Convenience & Affordability

Established in 2001 as a no frills, no fuss low-cost airline. And with 58 daily flights, kulula keeps things fun while ensuring you get a full-on travel experience.

Kulula service

Outstanding Service

As the champions of low-cost airlines, kulula has been awarded with numerous accolades through the years for both business and leisure travel service excellence.

Affordabilily and convenience


The latest fleet additions; state of the art Boeing 737-800s, are custom made to ensure passengers always feel comfortable with enough legroom for regular travellers.

Kulula loves to fly and if they can make you smile while doing it, then all the better. Kulula is all about simplicity, no-frills, and taking it easy while at the same time delivering the best value to our customers. Whether you’re flying for business or leisure – they’ll get you there safely. All you have to do is make the memories, and they’ll take care of the rest!

Kulula is also about amazing travel experiences, to make planning your trip as effortless and affordable as possible by offering competitively priced hotel accommodation and car hire.

You can conveniently make bookings for your flight, car rental and hotel with kulula holidays all at once for a great deal.

Kulula flies to and from East London Airport (ELS). Book your cheap flights to East London, Cape Town, Johannesburg, George and other exciting places!

Popular flight routes with kulula are from Cape Town to Johannesburg, Johannesburg to Durban, Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban to Johannesburg and Durban to Cape Town.

Baggage allowances

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. To do more, you can simply purchase extra bags online at a discounted rate or at the airport. While not all luggage is created equal - all luggage must abide by the baggage rules. Remember, if you've checked in online, make sure to drop your bags off at the bag drop-off zone

Sports, musical or medical equipment

Luggage such as sports, musical or medical equipment may require special handling due to their size, shape or fragility. Best to call their Contact Centre 0861 KULULA (585852) to get the latest info when travelling with some of these items to avoid any inconvenience.

Flying with pets

kulula no longer accepts domestic pets and live animals at any of their check-in counters (excluding service dogs which are permitted for check-in and in the cabin). This new process provides a modernised animal-friendly environment for the acceptance and delivery of domestic pets and will ensure your furry (or scaly) friend reaches their destination safely and comfortably. Please visit kulula pet information for more info on travelling with your pets.

Kulula strongly recommends that passengers arrive at the airport at least 2 hours ahead of their scheduled flights. Please expect delayed processing times to access the terminal, due to screening by the Port Health Authority, before being permitted to access the airport terminal.

Customers will further be required to have the following:

• Face Mask

• Printed/Electronic Boarding Pass (phone or tablet)

• ID or Passport

• Health Declaration

Check in on-the-go using our site or from For your convenience, you may check in online for your flight 24 hours prior to departure and print your own boarding pass from your home or office. Online and mobi check-in closes 2 hours prior to departure. kulula check-in counters at the airport open 90 minutes before domestic flights depart and close 45 minutes before the flight departs.

If you're travelling with friends or family, to ensure you sit together, please do check-in 24 hours before flight departure.


You can have the certainty of sitting together on the plane when you pre-pay and secure your favourite seat by selecting a pre-paid seat. This option is available at the time of making your booking or 24 hours before your flight departure.

Seats may also be selected when you check in online, check in on-the-go (mobi check-in), arrive at the airport check-in counter or at airport kiosks at no charge. Check-in opens 24 hours prior to flight departure.

Snacks on-board

Leave the treats and snacks to the experts and enjoy a variety of food options during your flight. All you have to do is bring your debit/credit card and the friendly cabin crew will take care of the rest!

In-flight magazine

khuluma, the airline’s in-flight magazine, has all you need to keep everyone (including the young ones) entertained on the flight. From our celebrity guest editors’ opinions to interviews with up-and-coming South African artists, fantastic feature articles, events listings, fashion trends, hot travel tips and loads of competitions!

Kulula offers a network of flights to South Africa's most popular cities.

The following kulula flight routes are currently available:

East London - Johannesburg

Johannesburg - East London

Johannesburg - Durban

Durban - Johannesburg

Cape Town - Johannesburg

Johannesburg - Cape Town

Johannesburg - George

George - Johannesburg

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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