From economy to first class rates, when traveling in South Africa there are several airlines; they run not only in between the major cities, but also between some of the smaller cities as well. Travelers can book cheap flights anywhere around the world from wherever they are traveling. ACSA (airports company South Africa) initially formed so that they could run and operate the 9 main airports, the and the 3 main international (Tambo, Cape Town, and Durban) for cheap flights coming in and out of the cities. Bloemfontein, East London, Port Elizabeth, Kimberley, George, and Upington, are the other 7 major airports. Six major airlines for domestic flights, and a number of smaller charters are also offered for travelers on domestic flights.
South African Airways and Express, as well as Airlink, travel to all the major cities, and also some of the smaller ones. By using kulula.com or Mango, price cuts can be found (as is typical of low cost airlines) on many of the popular routes which travel from Johannesburg, Capetown, Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, and George. Comair, which operates British Airways, offers flights between several of the main centres as well. Online booking, for all companies, can be found if customers pay with credit card, or directly debit from a bank account that they have on file.
When traveling domestically, travelers have to arrive 1 hour prior to departure. With Kulula, both first class and cheap flights can be found going from Tambo International in Johannesburg to Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, George, and Nelspruit. From Lanseria in Johannesburg, low cost flights are also offered going to Port Elizabeth, George, Cape Town, or Durban. Many, run by SAA, offer tickets at lower cost, with single class flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, and Durban.
The national carrier, South African Airways, flies from Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, East London, Cape Town, Durban, George, Mthatha, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, Kimberley, Richards Bay, Polokwane, Nelspruit, UPington, Hoedspruit, Manzini, Phalaborwa, Mmabatho, and Kruger. It also offers cheap flights through the rest of S. Africa, through all the major cities including Johannesburg, George, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, and others. And, flights are offered in to Zambia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and in to Mozambique for travelers looking to make the most of their international travels in South Africa.
You can choose economy class, business, or fly first class when you are booking. Local flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, Hoedspruit, Port Elizabeth, George, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, and Kimberley are offered on South African Express. You can also fly in to Botswana, Namibia, and Republic of Congo. You can fly in economy, business, or in first class when booking these flights, to any of the set destinations that you are planning to visit when you are ready to book the flight of choice. When flying with British Airways, there are return flights from many of the top cities as well. From Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Kruger National Park, all offer travelers flights with premier economy tickets, the business club, or traveling in first class, to any of their final destinations.