List of International Airlines in South Africa


Whenever you plan on travelling from South Africa to places in Europe, Asia, America, Australia or even some parts in Africa, you might not be able to make use of the available domestic airlines in South Africa.

However, there are some international airlines in South Africa that can take you to those places, therefore, in this post we have compiled a list of these international airlines and their addresses.

International airlines

List of all International Airlines operating in South Africa

Air Afrique
Air Austral
Air Botswana
Air France
Air Gabon (aviation GSA)
Air Madagascar(travel directions (Pty) Ltd)
Air Malawi
Air Mauritius
Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd
Air Portugal – tap
Air Quarius contracts (Pty) Ltd
Air Seychelles
Air Tanzania corporation
Air Zimbabwe
Alliance Express
Angola Airlines (TAAG)
Austrian Airlines
British Airways Plc
Cameroon Airlines
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
Delta Airlines
East African Airlines
El Al Israel Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Executive Aerospace
Federal Air
Ghana Airways Corporation
Hydro Air
Hewa Bora Airways
Iberia Airlines of Spain
Inter Air
Interlink Airlines
Kenya Airways
Khalifa Airways
Lam-linhas Aereas De Mocambiqu
Lufthansa German Airlines
Malaysian Airlines
Martinair Holland
Mrs Vliegdienste
Ncd and Partners
Nel Air
Olympic Airways
Pelican Air Services
Precision Air
Qantas Airways Ltd
Qatar Airways
Regional Air
Royal Air Maroc
Rwandair Express
S.A.   Express
SA Airlink
Sabena Belgian World Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Strato Air Services
Swiss International Airlines
Thai Airways
Trans Air Congo
Turkish Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
Yemen Airways

British Airways

The British Airways can be traced to the inception of the civil aviation, following World War I.

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Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited which was launched in 1919 was the progenitor of British Airways. During this period, it operated a daily international scheduled air service, between London and Paris. The first flight took off from Hounslow Heath which is today known as the Heathrow Airport.


Emirates Airlines flew its first routes out of Dubai in 1985 and the aviation company has grown rapidly since then, adding a number of international destinations to its itinerary.

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According to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines, Emirates is recognized as the Best Airline in the World.

Emirates recently opened Emirates Flight Training Academy which is said to be the most advanced flight training academy in the world.

The airline also has a facility at the Dubai International airport which is dedicated exclusively to the secure transport of pharmaceuticals.

Virgin Atlantic

Founded by billionaire businessman, Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic began with a leased jumbo jet and has since grown to become the second largest long-haul airline in the United Kingdom.

In 2008, Virgin Atlantic operated a pioneering biofuel demonstration with Boeing and engine manufacturer GE Aviation on a 747 between London and Amsterdam. This was the world’s first flight using biofuel by a commercial airline. Virgin Atlantic has also ordered 15 of the 787-9 Dreamliners which burn around 27% less fuel per passenger than the A340-300, the aircraft it will replace in the Virgin Atlantic fleet.


KLM is an international airline. It is owned by the Dutch government and it was founded on the 7th of October 1919.  Purpose of its establishment was to serve the people of the Netherlands.  Since its inception till date, the airline had never changed its name; it is still operating under its name, KLM since it was founded in 1919 till date. They, however, merged with Air France in 2004 to form Air France KLM. The two had been together since then till now.  The airline belongs to the KLM group and it actually forms the core of the group.

Air France

Air France is an international airline belonging to the French government.  They have so many aircraft in their care. Their aircraft are divided into a long-haul fleet, medium-haul fleet, regional fleet and cargo fleet. The airline travel to many cities across the world, including Lagos.

Head office is located at rue de Paris and they are undauntedly one of the best the world had ever seen.  At their lounge, they have various services they provide to their passengers, like anti-stress centre, vaccination centre and many others.

The airline assures all its clients’ complete safety during flight.  They provide one of the highest levels of air safety to their passengers and also provide top-level flight security. Aircraft in the company’s fleet are consistently maintained and this makes them one of the best in the world.

Qatar Airways

This is yet another international airline operating in South Africa. The company belongs to the Qatar government and it has proved to be one of the best in the world over the years.

Qatar airways ply a number of  routes and destination, Ras Al Khaimah in UAE, Sydney in Australia, Boston in USA, Birmingham in UK, Adelaide in Australia, Yerevan in Armenia, Atlanta in USA, Marrakech in Morocco, Pisa in Italy, Windhoek in Namibia, Helsinki in Finland, Krabi in Thailand and Seychelles.

In addition, the airline plans to add more routes, like Auckland in New Zealand, Skopje in Macedonia, Sarajevo in Bosnia, Nice in France, Douala in Cameroon, Libreville in Gabon and Lusaka in Zambia.

Delta airlines

They started operation on the 30th of May, 1924.  Former name of the company was Huff daland Dusters. Actual flight operation started on the 17th of June, 1929.

The airline operates from a number of locations, like Amsterdam airport Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle airport, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

International Airlines in South Africa & Their Contact Details

British Airways

+27 (0) 10 344 0130

Delta Airlines

Travel Vision (PTY) LTD. 223 Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Qatar Airways

Shop no: 5, The Icon Building, Corner of Lower Long & Hans Strijdom Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

Air France

+27 (0)10 205 0100 / 0861 340 340


0860 123 155


0860 247 747
010 205 0101


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