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Air Travel, Southern Africa.

Johannesburg is the travel hub of the region. At last count there were 67 international airlines with flights into and out of Johannesburg International. Flying times between Johannesburg and some major cities are as follows:

Bombay        8hours 40 minutes
Buenos Aires        11 hours
Frankfurt        11 hours
Hong Kong        13 hours 15 minutes
London        11 hours
Miami            18 hours
Nairobi        4 hours
New York        17 hours 30 minutes
Perth            9 hours 15 minutes
Rio de Janeiro        9 hours
Singapore        10 hours 15 minutes

South African Airways and a number of domestic airlines (British Airways, Kulula and Mango) operate services between the major centres such Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George and East London. There are connecting flights to other countries in the region, such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Lesotho and Swaziland. There are sometimes flights to lesser known destinations, lists of which are included here – see Airport Codes. Charter flights are available to airfields that are sometimes little more that a cleared strip in the bush where the animals have to be chased off before one is able to land. Many such flights operate out of Lanseria Airport northwest of Johannesburg. Aircraft are modern and efficient.  Safety standards are as high as one might find elsewhere.

Remember to carry sufficient cash to be able to pay for airport charges (taxes) on departure.  Some airports demand payment in US$ so check this beforehand. ATTraair

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Last update: 2014-03-28 07:55
Author: Alan McIver
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