Getting the cheapest domestic flight can be an arduous task with the variety of low-cost airlines now available, and time consuming as you click from one airline website to the next to keep abreast of the latest cheap flights or specials.

Save time and log into Domestic Flights South Africa who has the latest info on cheap airline prices and specials covering all low-cost domestic airlines. It’ll take you less than a minute to fill in your destination and travel dates and after one click, you’ll have a list of low-cost flights available for the dates you wish to travel.

Taking a cheap flight not only saves you time and money for fuel, it’s safer, totally stress free and has you arriving at your destination relaxed and refreshed. There are flights reaching every corner of our country including all major cities and South Africans now have more than three major domestic airlines to choose from with varying routes and some offering international travel.

Competition has never been this strong between domestic airlines in South Africa, especially since FlySafair took to the skies with their cheap flights increasing rivalry with Mango and Kulula. Each airline is fiercely competing with specials to attract new customers, not an easy feat as we’ve seen a few falling by the wayside like 1Time and Velvet Sky. There are rumours of additional low-cost domestic airlines taking to our skies that will positively influence ticket prices for domestic travellers with a greater choice of airlines.

The majority of travellers wanting cheap domestic flights look at airlines they’re familiar with like SAA, Mango, Kulula and British Airways but should first scrutinise our top low-cost domestic flight operators to see what benefits and domestic routes are available to them.

Mango Airlines:

Well known for its cheap domestic flights and owned by South African Airways, Mango successfully took to the skies in November 2006 from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The airline has since added Lanseria Airport and Zanzibar to its route schedule. With its hub based at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, Mango operates a fleet of new generation fuel efficient Boeing 737-800s, easily identifiable with their coat of bright orange against a blue or grey sky. As a low-cost domestic airline, meals are not provided, but passengers are welcome to take their own food or purchase light snacks and refreshments in-flight. Most beneficial for travellers needing to be somewhere urgently and not having the cash is booking and paying for their cheap domestic flight with Mango via their Edcon store account.

South African Airways (SAA):

Founded in 1934, SAA is South Africa’s largest airline with its head office based in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft and recently celebrated winning, for the 14th consecutive year, the Skytrax Best Airline in Africa award including others. A Star Alliance member SAA also has SA Express and SA Airlink as partners and touches down at more than 55 domestic and international destinations. Passengers flying with SAA are served scrumptious meals prepared by renowned chefs, including special meals, with a great choice of superior wines to choose from.


FlySafair started operating cheap domestic flights in South Africa in October 2014, opening up competition for cheap domestic flights in South Africa. Passengers have a cheap but comfortable flight in economy class seating with a contoured ergonomic backrest and added legroom. The airline introduced a new route from Lanseria International to Cape Town International and George airports, benefiting passengers located in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs and Pretoria by saving travelling time to O.R.Tambo.

Kulula Airlines:

Owned by British Airways, Kulula was formed in 2001 as a domestic low-cost carrier for South Africans and hasn’t looked back. For two years in a row, the airline has scored the highest rating in the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) between domestic airlines in South Africa, saying a lot for the airlines focus on customer satisfaction. Operating a fleet of Boeing 737s that afford more comfort and legroom, loyal passengers also gain from the Kulula credit card that earns kulula moolah for further savings on their next Kulula domestic flight including savings on Kulula’s partnerships with hotel and car hire groups. Passengers can purchase fresh light meals, snacks, hot and cold beverages while enjoying the airlines Khuluma monthly magazine.

British Airways (BA):

BA operated by Comair may not be the cheapest for domestic airline travel but never fails in providing good value and excellent service on its domestic flights in South Africa. BA operates flights between Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth and if you check on Domestic Flights South Africa, you can easily compare BAs cheap flights against other low-cost domestic operators.


Privately owned CemAir was founded in 2005 and is an international and domestic scheduled and non-scheduled air carrier with its hub at O.R. International Airport. The airline has a fleet comprising CRJ 100/200 LRs, Beech 1900Ds one Dash-8Q300 and a Dash-8 100. FlyCemair touches down in Bloemfontein, George, Margate, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay and Sishen. Its Margate destination is proving very popular, saving passengers over an hours driving time from King Shaka International Airport to Natal’s south coast. The airline starts its Bloemfontein/Port Elizabeth route on 4th October.