IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded August 2013

Cape Town International Airport OR Tambo International Airport

Lanseria International Airport
Fleet size 9
Destinations 7
Company slogan For The Love Of Flying
Parent company Safair
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Key people CEO: Elmar Conradie

FlySafair is a low-cost airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safair. The airline has hubs in Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport.


The airline was established in August 2013 and was granted approval by the South African Air Service Licensing Council to launch operations with ten daily services between Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. The airline had plans to begin operations in October 2013.[1] However, on 8 October 2013, the High Court of South Africa granted an interim court order preventing the airline from starting operations, following an application by rival carriers,[2] on the basis that it did not meet the legal requirement of 75% local ownership. Substantial restructuring of ownership took place and FlySafair's inaugural flight eventually took place on 16 October 2014.[3]


FlySafair Boeing 737-400 ZS-JRE at George Airport

FlySafair serves the following destinations:[4]

 South Africa

Inflight Services

FlySafair offers food and drinks as a buy-on-board programme. FlySafair also offers a monthly magazine on board named "In Flight".


As of August 2016, the FlySafair fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5]

FlySafair fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Boeing 737–400 6 0 165
Boeing 737–800 3 [6] 0 189
Total 9 0


  1. "FlySafair -". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "FlySafair grounded before first flight". 8 October 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. Ensor, Linda (17 October 2014). "FlySafair will bring needed competition". Business Day. Johannesburg. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. 1 2 3
  5. "FlySafair Fleet Details and History". 6 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  6. "FlySafair announces fleet upgrades and reaches passenger milestone". Radio 702. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.

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