Africa is known to the world as the second largest continent, in both land area and population. With over 50 countries, it was hard to travel around Africa at cheap flights. But this changed over the course of time with the emergence of low-cost Airlines that cater to the needs of the common people.
With that in mind, we bring to you the top 5 low-cost Airlines in Africa that will provide convenient traveling at cheap plane tickets.
1. Kulula Airlines
Kulula.com or simply known as Kulula is a South African low-cost airline. Operated by South Africa’s Comair, the local partner of British Airways, this airline is surely one of the most successful low-cost airlines in Africa. Kulula has also forged deals with Air France and Kenya Airways that have it spread to five other countries. It’s also known as the funniest airlines as the flight attentive throw clever jokes to make the safety instructions clear, and they’re also known to quiz inattentive listeners.
Cities served: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, East London, Windhoek, Harare, Mauritius, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Nairobi.
2. Fastjet Airlines
Fastjet started running flights from 2011 starting from its domestic routes in Tanzania with cheap flights. It expanded to four other countries over the last few years. It is deemed as an ambitious airline and is a British and South African based company. Fastjet is a multi-award winning airline that aims to arrange great flights at a low cost. While traveling around Africa, this airline is definitely one of the best.
Cities served: Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Entebbe, Harare, Kilimanjaro, Lusaka, Mbeya, Mwanza.
3. Flyafrica Airlines
After Air Zimbabwe airways neared its collapse in the market, flyafica.com took an initiative to fill its void. With Johannesburg as its hub, flights started last year with jaw-dropping specials like 99-rand ($9) trips to Victoria Falls. In addition to that popular run, it also flies the normally pricey route to Harare — to the relief of the hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa. But those cheap tickets don’t include any checked bags.
Cities served: Johannesburg, Harare, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.
4. Mango Airlines
The name of this airline does justice to its vivid orange colored airplanes. The air routes mostly include South Africa; in addition to the holiday spice island Zanzibar. This airline is quickly becoming a favorite among travelers for its cheap tickets. Mango is known for its flash sales. It provides big rebates for fliers who join its mailing list and are willing to book instantly.
Cities served: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, George, Zanzibar.
5. FlySafair Airlines
FlySafair airline is one of the newest competitors in South Africa. The airline was established in August 2013 took off first in October 2014. It has been trying to build a customer base of established rivals Kulula and Mango. It has cheap tickets that reflect its cheaper fuel costs. The tickets are already stripped down and they do not include checked baggage.
Cities served: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George.