FlySafair Specials 2016 & 2017
The wait is finally over – South African low cost carrier FlySafair has taken to the skies and is making waves in the market! Find out more about the airline's relaunch, launch specials and how to book tickets below, or use the above flight search engine to compare flight prices and book flights for SA's other airlines now.
- 24.10.16: Pick n Pay, FlySafair and FlightSite have partnered up to give you the cheapest available flights for travel this November. 1000 seats on selected flights this November are selling for as little as R419*. Customers have to book and pay for their flights at Money Counters in selected Pick n Pay stores. This sale is run on a first come first fly basis, if you don’t see the promoted fares on your preferred date, then please try an alternative date as they might still be available. Unfortunately as this sale works on a first come first fly basis the flights might also be sold out by the time you want to make your booking. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.picknpay.co.za to find your nearest store. Book until 31 October ‘16 | Travel until 30 November ’16. Book now! *Subject to availability. Limited to change. Fare does not include checked baggage.*
- 14.06.16: BREAKING NEWS: FlySafair will start flying between Cape Town and Lanseria as well as between George and Lanseria from the 1st of August 2016. Bookings have already opened. Flights start from R698* for a one way flight. *Subject to availability. Limited to change. Fare does not include checked baggage.*
- 02.02.16: ONE DAY ONLY SALE. All of FlySafair's flights have been marked down by 15% for one day only. Book before 23h59 on the 2nd of Feb 2016 and save 15% on your airfare. Travel period is from the 2nd of Feb until the 2nd of Jul 2016. The discount is available on all of FlySafair's routes. Use the booking engine above to search for and book your flights before midnight!
- 18.11.15: 20% off domestic flights with FlySafair! All flights from January - 10 February 2016 have been marked down by 20%. Travel 15 January – 10 February 2016. Book 18 – 25 November. Flights on all of FlySafair’s routes within the travel period (15 Jan – 10 Feb) have been marked down by 20%. Book your flight to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, George or East London today.
- 02.11.15: Get 10% off all FlySafair flights for one day only. Book on the 2nd of November 2015 (Today), travel between 14 - 31 January 2016 and you will save 10% on your flight. Use the booking engine above to search for and book your flights!
- 22.10.15: FlySafair have reduced the airfares on all flights to and from Port Elizabeth in November by a whopping 30%. The 30% discount is only available until midnight on the 23rd of October 2015. Airfares start from as little as R401* for a one way flight. Use the booking engine above to book your flight! (*limited availability, subject to change).
- 08.10.15: FlySafair is running a 24 Hour Sale in which started at 10am on the 8th and ends at 10am on the 9th of October 2015. Selected flights between Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Johannesburg are on sale. Flights start from R388*, Johannesburg to East London. Use the booking engine to search for and book your flights today!
- 18.09.15: Rugby World Cup Fever has struck FlySafair. The airline is running a Support the Boys promotion during the pool stages of the Springboks' Rugby World Cup campaign. FlySafair will reduce their airfares by 5% during Springbok matches. This includes the full 80minutes halftime break and overtime. For every try that the Springboks score they will reduce their airfares by another 5%! When the opposition scores the discount will be reduced by 5%. Should the Springboks score 6 or more tries the airline will cap the discount at 35%. Only flights departing in October and November will be available on this promotion. Use #FlySafairTouchdown to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.
- 02.11.15: FlySafair will waive all rebooking fees for students who have had to change their travel plans because of the postponement of their university’s year end exams. All universities in South Africa have postponed their exams by one week after the Fees Must Fall protests ended. Students must be able to produce a valid student card to qualify for the free change that FlySafair is providing.
- 26.10.15: FlySafair’s first flights to East London and Durban landed on time on Sunday the 25th of October 2015. The airline now officially operates return flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to East London and Durban.
- 09.10.15: FlySafair has started selling a value added service that will allow passengers to board their aircraft first for a small fee. If you are flying on the Cape Town – Johannesburg route after the 31st of October, you will have the option of paying an additional R50 for a Priority Boarding pass. The number of priority boarding passes on each flight will be limited.
- 16.09.15: All FlySafair flights to and from George and Port Elizabeth have been marked down by a staggering 20%. The 20% discount is available on flights departing in October and November. Tickets need to be booked before the 22nd of September 2015. Use the booking engine above to search for and book your flights today!
- 22.06.15: Today, the airline announced that they will be expanding their routes to include Durban and East London. While bookings are now open, flights to and from these seaside towns only commence on October 25, 2015. Affordable airfares include Johannesburg - East London for only R399, and Cape Town - Durban for only R499. Terms and Conditions apply.
09.06.15: In June, FlySafair are running a "Kids Fly for
Free" offer for travelling minors in a bid to make travel for the family
more convenient during the upcoming holidays. This offer is effective on
all flights booked until 16 June 2015, for flights departing between June 1 and
30, 2015. This, as you know, is right on time for the start of the school
- 09.06.15: Earlier this month, FlySafair and Pick n Pay announced a
new partnership, one which is likely to simplify flight booking and increase
air travel opportunities for many South Africans. Travellers onboard the
low-cost airline will now be able to make payment for flights booking on
the website at their local Pick n Pay. Alternatively, flights can be
booked and paid for at the new Pick n Pay Money Counters, which will be launched
this year in certain Pick n Pay stores across the country.
- 01.04.15: On March 12, 2015, low-cost South African airline FlySafair carried their 250 000th passenger, only five months after the official start of their services in mid-October 2014.
- 01.12.14: Within a month of launching
cheap flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg, the airline added flights to PE
to their schedule as well, followed by the subsequent addition of
Flights to George from Cape Town – just in time for the December 2014
holiday season. The addition of the service, combined with cheap airfares, could likely result in an increase in local
visiting the Garden Route.
FlySafair is the very latest low cost airline to successfully get off the runway, despite a false start and a barrage of legal obstacles they faced during the course of 2013. Using a modern, fuel efficient fleet, the airline hopes to offer South African air travellers super affordable rates on a sustainable basis. The airline is operated by Safair Operations, a well established South African aviation company, and will operate scheduled flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth upon launch in mid October 2014.
The airline's entry into the low cost airline market is significant; over the course of the past two years, competitors such as Skywise, 1time and Fastjet could not successfully navigate the regulatory and ownership requirements – not to mention overcome challenges brought by existing players such as Comair and Mango Airlines.
They are positioning themselves as a "high value" airline, rather than a low cost carrier. While the airline brand is new, its parent company, SafAir, is one of the country's most prominent airline logistics and specialised air services providers. Over the past half a century, the company has been transporting freight, medical supplies and food relief to inaccessible locations in Africa and further afield on behalf of clients such as the UN World Food Programme and similar international aid organisations.
They operate a fleet of Boeing 737-400s, a super safe and reliable aircraft capable of carrying up to 165 passengers per craft.
The airline will be operating an initial 5 flights per day between Cape Town and Johannesburg, ramping up to 10 flights per day over time. They also conduct daily flights between Johannesburg and Durban, East London, George, and Port Elizabeth. What's more, they conduct daily flights between Cape Town and East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban and George.
The airline is 75% owned by SA business interests and via an Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), with the remaining 25% owned by private Irish aviation interests. The airlines SA employees own an effective 25.14% stake in the company.
Rates and launch specials
Ticket sales have launched and can be booked online at www.FlySafair.co.za. Upon launch, the airline is offering one-way fares between Cape Town and Johannesburg for only R499, and from only R399 one-way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Due to the high demand over the festive season Safair flight prices for December 2014 have increased. With return flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg at around R2495.00, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth at around R1196.00 and Cape Town to George Flights at R1346.00. These prices exclude baggage fees.
Baggage policy and seat bookings
Checked baggage can be booked at a cost of R150 per piece of luggage upon booking, while seats can also be pre-booked at a rate of R40 per flight seat. In true low cost carrier fashion, meals and refreshments will also be sold onboard Flysafair flights. A maximum weight limit of 20kg applies per bag or piece of luggage applies on check luggage. Second and/or subsequent pieces of checked luggage will be charged at R250 each.
Presently, FlySafair tickets can only be booked directly via the airline's official website or their call centre, or via their ticket sales counters at OR Tambo, Cape Town and PE International Airports. To book your FlySafair flights, call Flightsite on 0860 23 24 25, or visit www.flysafair.co.za now. The airline accepts most credit cards, and you can also pay via EFT.
Passengers will also be able to book a rental car via the airline's official site, www.flysafair.co.za.