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From Tambo International Airport, Federal Air offers Air shuttle services and operates daily flights to all the top game lodges and reserves in South Africa, including Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game in South Africa, and Pamushana in Zimbabwe.

Federal Air flies between the following destinations:

  • Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport
  • Hoedspruit, Eastgate Airport
  • Nelspruit, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Phinda, Phinda Private Game Reserve Hub
  • Pietermaritzburg, Oribi Airport
  • Sabi Sabi, Ulusaba Airstrip Hub
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Durban, Virginia Airport

Baggage Allowance

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Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage is restricted to one piece of hand baggage weighing no more than 5kg. Cases with hard shells are not allowed on the aircraft. The suggested luggage size is 40cm x 30cm x 60cm (16in x 12in x 24in).

Checked Baggage

If your baggage exceeds the hand baggage requirements, the airline offers a complimentary luggage storage facility for return flights. 60kg of extra baggage allowance can be obtained by purchasing an extra airline seat.

Class Fares

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The airline offers standard seating. The light airline offers an exclusive experience, akin to a private jet. Complete with a private lounge, your journey will feel first class.


You can often spot wildlife out of your window upon arrival in the game reserve.

Before flying, enjoy the welcome booth and waiting facilities at Tambo International Airport, including access to the exclusive Federal Airlines lounge. Facilities include complimentary guest parking and luggage storage facilities at the Federal Airlines Lounge.

The complimentary lounge is decorated in the style of a luxury safari lodge making you feel as though your safari experience has already started. Both the interior and outside garden are designed to look like a game lodge with all the same 5-star amenities that you would expect from a lodge.

In the lounge, enjoy a fully serviced bar, showering facilities and a boutique gift shop to coffee-making facilities, complimentary food and comfortable lounging areas.

What are seats like?

Enjoy comfortable and spacious seating with a good amount of legroom. The team will be on-hand to load your baggage and help you board.

Check-In Information

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If you contact the airline before travelling, giving details of your connection times, there will be a complimentary meet and greet service at the airport where you will be taken to the plane. This is part of the charter flight service that federal airlines offer.

Food & Drink

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Due to the nature of the flights operated by Federal Airlines, it is unlikely that food or drink will be served in flight. However, you can take advantage of the freshly catered canapés, breakfast muffins, pastries and fresh fruit that is available all day inside Federal Air's dedicated lounge before boarding your flight. Federal Air's flights are designed for sightseeing therefore meals may not be provided on board.

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