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FlySafair has the green light for 3 new regional routes
The IASC has granted FlySafair three additional routes for 2023, opening up extra avenues for business and leisure. Find out where they're flying to ... 3 Mar 2023 Read more

Recognising the most punctual South African airlines
Punctuality during business travel is easier than you think when you fly with South African Airlines. These are the top achievers when it comes to on-time arrivals. 6 Feb 2023 Read more

Flights to Durban ramp up in 2023
Durban is back in business despite the floods, lockdowns, and looting of recent years, and airline operators are on track to ensure investors and business travellers can reap the benefits of the city's resurgence. 9 Jan 2023 Read more

Lift flights from Durban to Cape Town take off for the holidays
With the busy December season well underway, the chances of an impromptu holiday might seem remote for most. This is especially true amid the current dearth of domestic flights in South Africa. Fortunately, there is a glimmer of hope ion the horizon as Lift flights from Durban to Cape Town get underway. 8 Dec 2022 Read more

Looking beyond December for domestic flights in South Africa
While domestic airlines struggle to broaden their offering, tardy travellers find themselves without a booking for their December break. After the ravages of the pandemic, last-minute air tickets are a rarity nowadays, but there's hope on the horizon. 4 Nov 2022 Read more

British Airways now offering more flights to Cape Town than ever
While domestic flights remain hotly contested, BA offers more opportunities for international travellers wanting a flight to Cape Town. 1 Sep 2022 Read more

Airlink grows their offering to cover Comair's collapse
Comair's closing has had a widespread impact on domestic travel in South Africa, wiping out about 40% of aircraft capacity. Amid fears of price hikes, Airlink is taking steps to grow their fleet and add new routes to make up the shortfall faster. Keep reading for the latest news on booking Airlink flights to new destinations. 3 Aug 2022 Read more

Plan ahead to maximise airline travel in 2022
With domestic flights at an all-time low, travellers are experiencing a range of difficulties when it comes to affordable flights. Fortunately, South African domestic carriers have come up with a host of conveniences that make booking and planning for flights that much easier. 13 Jul 2022 Read more

It's time to take travel seriously after Comair's demise
The airline industry has experienced more than its fair share of turbulent times lately. We've seen some new operators take to the skies, while established ones find themselves floundering after two years of hardships. 9 Jun 2022 Read more

Airlink is flying higher than ever before
Airlink is somewhat of an enigma in the travel industry. During 2020, when airlines across the globe, including major operators like SAA, Air Italy, and Trans States Airlines, were closing their doors, Airlink thrived. Today, it occupies the top spot when it comes to SA's largest airlines by number of flights and the size of its fleet. 10 May 2022 Read more

Cape Town is filling up fast thanks to the RWC 7s Tournament
After a two-year hiatus, accommodation and flight bookings for Cape Town are back at fever pitch. With the recent release of the Rugby World Cup Sevens tickets online, the city anticipates a bumper season for the beleaguered tourism industry this year. 10 Mar 2022 Read more

Is it time to normalise travel once again?
The international knee-jerk response to the Omicron virus was the final blow for many in an already struggling tourism industry, putting paid to yet another peak holiday season. Most establishments, especially in Africa, were all set for a comparatively busy holiday season, only to experience cancellations from all their international clients who were unable to travel. 8 Feb 2022 Read more

At last! The Qatar Airways confusion is over
Along with most of the Northern Hemisphere, Qatar Airways stopped servicing South Africans in late November when the Omicron virus first raised its head. The ban didn't last long with the airline announcing it would resume flights to South Africa on 12 December. 12 Jan 2022 Read more

Don't let travel bans punish you - Now's the best time to take a break
Once again, South Africa finds herself isolated from the rest of the world at a critical time for the tourism industry. We can criticize this knee-jerk reaction of foreign nations as much as we like, but there's little we can do about it - or is there? 13 Dec 2021 Read more

Airlink - your link to business travel in Africa
Throughout the 2020 lockdown and ongoing restrictions, Airlink was one of the few domestic airlines business travellers could count on. Not only did the airline stay in the air, and afloat, but it's continued to improve and enhance its services throughout 2020 and beyond. 8 Nov 2021 Read more

Airlines move to attract more passengers as SAA returns to the skies
Low demand and fewer airlines meant higher prices for South African air passengers in recent times. Now with the return of SAA, relief is in sight. 8 Oct 2021 Read more

What you can expect to spring for airline tickets in SA this September
Despite the travel industry's ongoing struggles, most major airlines are starting to spread their wings once again this month. Now that there's a little more competition for customers, can we expect prices to improve, or will they soar as airlines play catch-up? 2 Sep 2021 Read more

FlySafair flies the flag for South Africa in recovery
FlySafair is upheld as one of South Africa's most affordable and reliable carriers. Regardless of the challenges, this airline continues to deliver affordable and reliable service for both travellers and cargo. Here's what FlySafair's doing to keep things ticking over during tough times. 6 Aug 2021 Read more

British Airways flies British and Irish Lions to South Africa
South Africa might remain firmly on the UK government's red list, which strongly discourages travel, but that wasn't enough to keep the British and Irish Lions at home. Courtesy of British Airways, the team is already on South African soil and one match in (and up) on their countrywide tour. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

British Airways cautiously optimistic about flights to South Africa
With SA still on the UK's no-fly list, residents might have to wait a little longer before jetting off with British Airways flight bookings. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have once again postponed resuming services to South Africa, but it's not for long. 3 Jun 2021 Read more

Can Mango Airlines survive financial turbulence?
Last week, the Airports Company of South Africa banned Mango Airlines from using its facilities, effectively grounding the airline, and causing an uproar among passengers. 4 May 2021 Read more

There's never been a better time to travel, South Africa
As Africa's third most visited country, things can get a little crowded in South Africa during peak holiday seasons. Now, with international travel restrictions limiting the number of foreign visitors, locals have a unique opportunity to travel South Africa without the crowds. 14 Apr 2021 Read more

The APPeal of technology as airlines revolutionise travel
With most regulations lifted on domestic flights South Africa is almost back to a new kind of normal and airlines are making things easier than ever before with apps to improve convenience, flexibility, affordability and speed. Here's what's new in South African travel lately. 2 Mar 2021 Read more

What you need to do when flying during level 3 lockdown
Level three restrictions in the middle of the December holiday season came as an unwelcome, albeit not altogether unexpected, surprise on 28 December. So, what happens to your existing travel plans under level 3? 9 Feb 2021 Read more

What you need to do when flying during Level 3 lockdown
Level three restrictions in the middle of the December holiday season came as an unwelcome, albeit not altogether unexpected, surprise on 28 December. So, what happens to your existing travel plans under level three? 11 Jan 2021 Read more

Lockdown changes and domestic flights South Africa
Although the coronavirus crisis is far from over anywhere in the world, things are slowly starting to normalise in South Africa. With this, comes a few long-awaited changes to the country's strict travel regulations. 9 Dec 2020 Read more

Catch a Lift on South Africa's newest airline
After a nationwide competition in which the organisers had to sift through 25,000 entries, a clear winner has emerged. South Africa's new airline will go by the name, Lift. The new carrier stems from a collaboration between Global Aviation and the founder of, Gidon Novick. 5 Nov 2020 Read more

The ins and outs of travel to SA during the pandemic
South Africa is ready to welcome back international travellers to its shores. Yet, considering the country's strict coronavirus controls, don't expect all plain sailing when you visit. 9 Oct 2020 Read more

South African interprovincial travel soars after restrictions are lifted
It's been a long haul for South Africa as we've struggled to flatten the curve and still keep going somehow. Now, with the recent lifting of many restrictions, people are heading out in their numbers to enjoy everything the country has to offer. 3 Sep 2020 Read more

Car rentals on the road again with superior safety precautions
Thanks to stringent lockdown measures, South African travel's been at an all-time low. Yet, as these sweeping regulations are eased, car rental agencies aren't taking any chances. 6 Aug 2020 Read more

Some domestic flights allowed in SA but T&Cs apply
South Africa moved to a more relaxed lockdown level 3 on 1 July and that means domestic travel for business purposes is now allowed from all the major airports as well as seven others. Stringent safety measures remain in place though, and you'll need the following documents before you board. 9 Jul 2020 Read more

South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlists
A recent survey by Tourlane has revealed the post-Covid travel ambitions of 600 international travellers. Find out what's on their minds and in their hearts here. 17 Jun 2020 Read more

Safe travels | Health and safety is a top priority for car rental companies
The world may slowly be opening up and things creeping back to normal, but the risks posed by Covid-19 are far from over. People have learned hard lessons and there's no guarantee that this pandemic is the last of its kind. 25 May 2020 Read more

Managing business travel risk when the lockdown's lifted
As the world buckles down to try and fend off the coronavirus crisis, businesses face a whole set of additional challenges. While business travel may seem like the last thing on your to-worry list at the moment, what about after the crisis? Will things ever be the same again? One thing's for sure, businesses will have some important things to think about before they jet off to foreign lands. 7 Apr 2020 Read more

New Virgin Seasonal Flights London/Cape Town in line with airport strategy
Virgin Atlantic has announced the reintroduction of its seasonal service, adding over 80,000 seats between Cape Town and London, commencing 25 October 2020. 4 Mar 2020 Read more

How to take the rand so much further in 2020
Travel can prove a financial challenge for South Africans due to the declining value of the rand, but there are numerous destinations out there that will stretch it that little bit further. 4 Feb 2020 Read more

Johannesburg makes it onto the Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations list for 2019
Johannesburg has retained its place on the esteemed Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations List for 2019, and is the only sub-Saharan city that has managed to secure a spot. 15 Jan 2020 Read more

It's official: Foreign children no longer require an unabridged birth certificate
As of 8 November 2019, foreign families travelling to South Africa with their children will no longer be required to present the minors' unabridged birth certificates at the port of entry. 3 Dec 2019 Read more

E-visas set to skyrocket South African tourism
The Department of Home Affairs will soon be implementing e-visas, along with various other visa changes, to encourage an increase in inbound tourism to South Africa. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

The downside of Black Friday
Black Friday is expected to continue its rise in popularity within South Africa, but it isn't all incredible discounts and happy shoppers. It has a significant downside too. 8 Oct 2019 Read more

Kulula celebrates taking to the skies for 18 years
Kulula, one of South Africa's most trusted and respected low-cost domestic airlines, celebrated its 18th birthday this August. 3 Sep 2019 Read more

Cape Town makes top 10 in official bucket list of the best cities to visit
Cape Town has made it into the top 10 of global travel website, Big 7 Travel's, new, official list of the 'Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019'. 6 Aug 2019 Read more

Mango now offering cheap flights between Lanseria and Port Elizabeth
Mango Airlines has announced that it will be introducing two flights per day between Port Elizabeth Airport in Nelson Mandela Bay and Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg from 11 July 2019. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

Comair CEO resigns while still in the clouds
After 23 years with Comair, CEO Erik Venter has resigned. Venter managed to keep the airline at a profitable cruising speed amidst a turbulent airline industry for the duration of his tenure. Venter announced mid-May that he would be leaving the group at the end of July 2019. 5 Jun 2019 Read more

Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States
The sixth-busiest airport in the United States, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, will soon be introducing the first non-stop route to Cape Town International. 7 May 2019 Read more

Know your visa costs to these popular destinations in 2019
While popular domestic airlines continue to offer affordable domestic flights across South Africa, if you plan to travel internationally on a South African passport anytime this year you'll need to include your visa costs in your budget. The UK Home Office has recently announced its 2019 visa fees. The fee increases are not significant, but there are marginal changes to the 2018 fee structure. 3 Apr 2019 Read more

Flying is still safest form of travel - particularly in Africa
Fear of flying is more common than a fear of driving, yet while car accidents cause over a million deaths per year, plane crashes are extremely rare. 4 Mar 2019 Read more

Post-Brexit immigration laws favour skilled workers heading to the UK
With Brexit fast approaching and the complex immigration laws set out by the UK, and now its new skills-based immigration system, it's a good idea to know exactly what the future holds for EU and non-EU South Africans wanting to live and work there. 8 Feb 2019 Read more

Overcome your fear of flying with Mango and a few extra tips
Most people are a little anxious about flying, but when a fear becomes a phobia, it can cause problems when the only option to seal a business deal, visit a family member, or fulfill a dream to travel the world, is to get on a plane. 8 Jan 2019 Read more

South Africa highly praised at the WTTC Africa Leaders Forum
The inaugural WTTC Africa Leaders Forum lauded the country for the progress made in travel and tourism at its inaugural Africa Leaders Forum held in Stellenbosch to discuss the key issues facing our travel and tourism sector. 7 Dec 2018 Read more

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts attract over 75,000 visitors per year
The recent drought has done nothing to reduce the number of tourists that still flock to the Mother City over the December and January holidays. With many airlines, like FlySafair, offering cheap flights to Cape Town, the city is geared up and prepared for the most festive time of year for tourism. 7 Nov 2018 Read more

Comair records sky-high earnings for more than seven decades
Against the odds of rising fuel prices, an impending recession and poor economic growth, Comair has recorded record earnings for the 72nd year in a row. 5 Oct 2018 Read more

Celebrating National Tourism Month with spring this September
September is officially South Africa's National Tourism Month. This is to align with United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) World Tourism Day Celebrations that take place annually on 27 September. 7 Sep 2018 Read more

SA Express will soon be taking to the skies again
Domestic flights in South Africa should be back to full complement with the reinstatement of SA Express which offers a feeder network to domestic flight destinations. After a brief grounding in May, SA Express is back on track to take off again. Earlier in July they were given the all-clear to schedule flights after having their Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification reinstated. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

Don't miss your cheap flight from SA's new silent airports
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) announced that it would be going silent from 1 July 2018. The decision comes after months of preparation and is said to increase the levels of traveller comfort and decrease traveller stress levels by minimising background noise. 6 Jul 2018 Read more

South Africa's e-visa roll-out is set for 2019
Cheap domestic flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg and other local cities have made internal travel within South Africa affordable and easy to book online. If all goes according to plan international travel will be easier too as South Africa begins to roll out e-visa, an electronic system used for visa applications in the first quarter of 2019. 5 Jun 2018 Read more

18 packing tips that will ease your luggage woes
For the seasoned traveller, smart packing is an art that can take years to master. But with just a few great travel tips and packing tricks, you can master the art of cheap flights and be all-weather-ready without weighing yourself down with unnecessary baggage. 4 May 2018 Read more

Questions to ask before booking your trip of a lifetime
Depending on your personality type, overseas travel can be exciting - or completely overwhelming. By asking the right questions of those in the know you can make the experience one to be remembered for its ease of travel rather than a comedy of rookie errors. 11 Apr 2018 Read more

Where to travel with a stronger rand in 2018
The recent changes to our government and the subsequent stronger rand against the dollar means tourists are paying a little more to enjoy our country. It also means that the list of affordable holiday destinations just got a little more accessible than local cities on domestic flights South Africa. A lower fuel price could also mean cheaper flights. 8 Mar 2018 Read more

How to avoid hefty baggage fees on a cheap flight to Cape Town
The low-cost ticket prices of budget airlines have made travel a lot easier and more accessible to people across the world. However, the cheap flights to Cape Town can often mean optional extras, like baggage fees, come at a high cost and can dramatically increase the cost of your ticket. 6 Feb 2018 Read more

Eight things to remember before catching a cheap flight
Planning a business trip or holiday involves a lot of cheap flight research, car hire and hotel booking - but don't overlook these eight important tasks that, if forgotten, can quickly blow through the savings you made on the flight ticket. 5 Jan 2018 Read more

Five secrets to booking cheap airline tickets
The choice of low-cost domestic flights in South Africa has made air travel affordable to almost anyone. However, that doesn't mean that we are willing to pay whatever the airline is offering when we want to book. 5 Dec 2017 Read more

Pre-travel tips for a stress-free trip
South Africa's very own low-cost airline, FlySafair, recently won an OAG award for the most on-time airline in the world in 2017. When planning a trip, most consumers want a low-cost option that will reliably get them to their destination in order to ensure a stress-free travel experience. Safair's award has proven that their customers get what they want, as they planned. 7 Nov 2017 Read more

Business travellers must be well prepared for travel into Africa
Africa is emerging as a strong economic growth region. Business travel into Africa generates a lot of revenue for the travel industry, however many travellers are simply not prepared. 3 Oct 2017 Read more

Four effective habits of a corporate millennial traveller
Corporate travel is slowly being owned by a generation who are shifting the work trend away from 9-to-5 office jobs and into a fast-paced technological era. 7 Sep 2017 Read more

The easy guide to flight check-in with kids
Planning a trip and flying with children can be difficult. With the right amount of planning you can minimise the stress by ensuring that you are fully prepared for check-in and boarding with all the correct documentation long before your departure. 10 Aug 2017 Read more

South Africa is headed for carbon-neutral and solar-powered airports
Four of Africa's six airports that have received Level 1 Mapping for Airport Carbon Accreditation are proudly South African. 5 Jul 2017 Read more

Fans and players of Cape Town City F.C. are flying high
Cheap domestic flights to Cape Town and supporting our favourite soccer teams are two things that bring South Africans together literally and in the spirit of celebration. 8 Jun 2017 Read more

SA can now boast most punctual low-cost carrier in the world
South Africans can scratch “delayed flights” off their lists of things to complain about after two of the country's low-cost airlines were ranked in the top ten most punctual in 2016. 22 May 2017 Read more