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Why fly with Lift Airlines

Lift flexibility


Plan ahead with peace of mind. Whatever happens, you can change or cancel your flight at the click of a button.

Lift comfort


LIFT uses a fleet of 4th generation Airbus A320 aircraft. Cabins are kitted out with LED mood lighting offering a relaxed atmosphere, with spacious seats.

Lift service

Top-Notch On board Service

They’ve got their finger on the pulse with their delightful offerings of complimentary snacks and drinks on board.

LIFT has already made quite a household name for itself with its campaign in garnering fellow South Africans to come up with a name for the airline. Their A320 planes are taking to the skies with daily flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Spearheaded by Global Aviation, founder Gidon Novick, and ex-Uber executive Jonathan Ayache, LIFT has forged a strong team of industry experts coupled with years of experience to bring a unique and trendy offering to South African travellers.

What really sets LIFT apart is its fully-flexible ticket option, allowing you free changes and cancellations up to 24 hours before departure with no penalties (price difference may apply). Should you need to cancel your flight for any reason, your money will be fully refunded into your LIFT Wallet for the next time you fly - easy as that!

Unlimited Free Flexibility - LIFT Economy: If you change flights outside of 24 hours prior to departure time‚ you won't incur any admin or penalty fees. Please note that a fare difference may apply. If the new flight is more expensive‚ you’ll have to pay the difference‚ and if it's cheaper‚ LIFT will refund the balance to your LIFT Wallet. Please note that changes made within 24 hours before the departure time will incur a standard rebooking fee (as well as a possible difference in fare).

Unlimited Free Flexibility - LIFT Premium: LIFT doesn’t charge any penalty or admin fees for cancellations‚ flight changes or name changes made to a Premium ticket made outside of ONE HOUR before departure! You may have to cover a difference in fare for changed flights. If the new flights are more expensive than your original journey‚ you'll need to pay the difference.

Not only has LIFT given its customers peace of mind with flexible tickets, but they are keeping it trendy too, kitted out by one of South Africa’s top online retailers.

LIFT ensures it is a step ahead in making air travel easier and less stressful for all its customers by giving you complete control of your travels when you need it most.

LIFT Premium

Proudly introducing another innovative offering from LIFT. LIFT Premium has been designed to enhance the travel experience. They’ve taken the offering you’ve come to know from LIFT even one step further to bring you complete class, comfort and care. LIFT has worked to reconfigure their first three rows to create a Premium section, with special attention to detail, space and convenience - ideal for business travellers and frequent flyers alike.

Need to transport your furry friend?

No problem. LIFT allows travellers to fly with small dogs onboard selected flights. Your dog must be in an approved soft-case dog carrier bag and placed under the seat in front of you. Your furry friend also gets a special LIFT Paw Pass.

LIFT offers flexible baggage options to suit your needs.

  • Economy – No bag (7kg hand baggage)

  • Economy - Bag (7kg hand baggage and 1 piece of checked baggage up to 23kg)

  • Premium (2x 7kg hand baggage, 2x 23kg checked baggage & 1x additional special/sporting equipment

Additional Checked baggage:

Additional Checked baggage can be added in the booking flow or after via the Manage Booking portal on our website. Additional Checked baggage can also be purchased at the airport at a cost of R150 per bag.

Baggage costs and restrictions apply to adults, children and infants. Parents flying with an infant may check in 2 additional pieces of luggage for free (e.g. car seat and stroller).

Sports equipment and bicycles must be checked in.

LIFT’s aircrafts are SACAA and IATA approved, sanitised and cleaned after every flight.

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

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

• All passengers are encouraged to check-in and buy extra products or services online to avoid unnecessary contact during the airport process.

• LIFT encourages passengers to scan their boarding passes themselves to avoid unnecessary contact during boarding.

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

LIFT’s online check-in opens 24 hours before departure.

Due to COVID-19 screening protocols‚ it is recommended that all travellers arrive at the airport at least 120 minutes (2 hours) before their flight departure. Check-in strictly closes 45 minutes before departure time.

Boarding closes 15 minutes before departure. Travellers who do not check-in or board their flight within the allocated time frame will forfeit their ticket and seat.

Premium Check-in:

• Dedicated Check-in Area

• Priority Baggage

• Fast Track Security

• Lounge Access

• Priority Boarding

LIFT understands the importance of serving quality refreshments to their passengers. They have teamed up with vida e caffè to offer you fresh, hot coffee on board. If you’re catching an afternoon flight, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a G&T or wines from top South African wine estates. LIFT offers light snacks and beverages at no extra charge.

The A320 offers the widest cabin in the narrow-bodied aircraft market, and with their extra legroom seats, LIFT passengers are guaranteed comfort onboard. Certain seat selections carry an extra charge, such as seats with additional legroom and exit seats.

LIFT Premium offers industry-leading legroom and guarantees either a window or aisle seat.

LIFT allows Emotional Support and Service dogs onboard their aircraft. All such requests must be made via their Customer Support Desk.

LIFT currently operates the following routes:

Johannesburg - Cape Town (daily)

Cape Town - Johannesburg (daily)

LIFT Airlines
IATA code: GE
Hub airport: OR Tambo Johannesburg
Alliance: NA
Loyalty program: NA
Inflight magazine: NA

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