Best Low Cost Airlines in Africa: 2021

Posted on November 01, 2021
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According to SkyTrax, here are the best low-cost airlines you can travel with within Africa.

Top 5 low cost airlines in Africa (2021)

  1. FlySafair πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
  2. FastJet πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
  3. Kulula πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
  4. Mango πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
  5. JamboJet πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

FlySafair πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

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IATA: FA
ICAO: SFR
HUB: O.R TAMBO

The number one low-cost airline in Africa. It's operations are mainly based in South Africa.

It started off as Safair and later became FlySafair. The airline serves the following destinations:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth
  • George
  • Bloemfontein

It has a fleet of 22 aircrafts, msotly of which are Boeing 737-800s and Hercules L100-30

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FastJet πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

fastjet airlines

IATA: FN
ICAO: FJW

FastJet is a group of low cost airlines operating in major countries in the Southern part of Africa. FastJet serves the following destinations(not all are listed):

  • Johannesburg
  • Bulawayo
  • Victoria Falls
  • Harare

It's fleet contains an Embrear ERJ145

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Kulula πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

kulua airlines

IATA: MN
ICAO: CAW

The low cost Airline serves the following towns:

  • Johannesburg
  • Lanseria
  • George
  • Durban
  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth
  • East London

It's fleet consists of Boeing 737s (B737-4 and B737-8)

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Mango πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

mango airlines

IATA: JE
ICAO: MNO

With the parent company being South African Airways, Mango is a low cost airline that serves the following destinations:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Bloemfotin
  • Port Elizabeth
  • George
  • Zanzibar

The airline flies 7 Boeing 738s.

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JamboJet πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

jj airlines

IATA: JM
ICAO: JMA

The Kenyan low cost airline, which is subsidiary of Kenya Airways, serves the following destinations:

  • Mombasa
  • Nairobi
  • Ukunda
  • Kisumu
  • Eldoret

It's fleet is made of De Havilland Dash 8-400

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In conclusion, I am really happy to see African Airlines to try and close the cap of air travel and offer low cost services and make our Dreams to fly come true.

I am particularly happy to see my country's Jambo Jet among the best low-cost airlines in Africa.

Me Too shall Fly!

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