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Kulula.com, sometimes simply known as Kulula, (from the Nguni languages of Zulu and Xhosa, meaning It's easy) is a South African no-frills airline Kulula currently operating on major domestic routes.
The airline's main hub airports OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, both just outside of Johannesburg.
The airline is currently headquartered at Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Kulula.coms parent company is Comair, an airline also based in South Africa operating scheduled services on domestic services as a British Airways franchisee.
From June 2013, serves the following destinations; Cape Town, Durban, East London, George and Johannesburg.
Kulula currently serves their routes using Boeing aircraft, including Boeing's 737-400 and 800 series. They previously operated using Boeing's 737-200 series and McDonnell Douglas MD-82's. The livery for Kulula's become very distinctive for it's brightly coloured and often humorous aircraft livery. One of their aircraft, known as Flying 101, is covered with a legend describing the different parts of the aircraft.
Kulula flights entitles you to 1 free checked bag weighing up to 20kg and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 7kg plus a slimline laptop bag or small handbag.
For anything more, you can simply purchase extra bags online at a discounted rate or at the airport.
Any bag weighing between 20kg and 32kg will incur a heavy bag fee at the airport.
13th June 2018
Kulula and KLM partner up
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and local flight operators kulula.com have entered into an agreement that will allow travelers to purchase a single KLM ticket, with the added convenience of a one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
The announcement, that kulula.com entered into a codeshare agreement with KLM was made today and will come into effect from 29 May 2018. This will be kulula’s second codeshare partnership with a SkyTeam Alliance member following the successful implementation of the codeshare agreement signed with Kenya Airways in 2014.
Under this partnership, KLM will add its KL code to kulula.com’s domestic route network allowing customers to seamlessly connect to and from Cape Town, Durban, George and East London and enjoy the benefits of purchasing a single KLM ticket with the convenience of one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
In addition to the above benefits, in the future, premium KLM customers will have access to the Comair’s award winning SLOW lounges conveniently situated in the domestic terminals at OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, King Shaka International and the newest addition the SLOW XS lounge at Lanseria International airport.
Erik Venter, Comair’s Chief Executive Officer says, “We are delighted to be adding KLM as a key airline partner by entering into a codeshare agreement, effective from today. KLM is a key airline partner and we will continue to work with them to explore opportunities to expand on our partnership. We are committed to provide their customers with the warmest of welcomes and best service on board our flights.”
Kulula will put your face on the side of a plane!
Ever wondered what a giant version of your face would look like on a plan? Wonder no more! Kulula are coming to the rescue. The South African airline are running a competition where the prize is that they will plaster the faces of six winners on the side of their aircraft for a minimum of a week. Each winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to see their face in the sky. To take part in the competition you need to upload your best "plane face" to Kulula.com. After uploading their picture, entrants will be able to see a simulation video of what their face would look like on the side of a plane. terms and conditions apply for hopeful entrants!
12th September 2017
kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) lauded at the Business Traveller Africa Awards
kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) are proud to announce that they were successively named Best African Low-Cost Airline (kulula.com) and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline (British Airways (Operated by Comair)) at the 6th annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which was held in Sandton on Friday 1 September.
Voting for the winners comprised of a number of sources within the South African business travel industry, including ASATA member travel agents, the African Business Travel Association’s corporate travel buyers, the broader business travel industry and an astute panel of judges, led by SA Tourism Chief Marketing Officer, Margie Whitehouse.
“We’re truly delighted to receive the award for Best African Low-Cost Airline for the third consecutive year and we are especially pleased to have won it in the same year that kulula.com celebrates its 16th year of existence within the South African airline industry. When we launched the kulula.com brand back in 2001 we wanted to make air travel more accessible to leisure travellers and it is a fantastic accomplishment to receive an award slanted more towards the business travel market, as it shows that kulula.com can play equally strong within both markets,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and Loyalty at kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair).
“On another note, we are equally proud to have received the award for Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline for British Airways (operated by Comair) as we continually strive to widen our African footprint by flying our customers to more destinations in Africa, whilst offering our signature British Airways hospitality onboard,” he adds.
Launched in 2012 in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine, the awards ceremony is an annual event on the South African tourism and travel calendar, which covers all aspects of business travel, including the four main areas, which consists of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with other categories related to the travel industry and its various service providers.
“Receiving these awards are very encouraging as they are proof that both our offerings to travellers and travel-buyers are on par when customers are looking for maximum value for their budget. In the spirit of tourism month in September this is a positive sign that we are successfully growing the domestic tourism industry by making travel easy, accessible, affordable and exciting.”
“kulula.com and British Airways are incredibly proud of all the South African winners and nominees and we look forward to celebrate #WeDoTourism in the month to come,” concludes Pozyn.
16th August 2017
Schweet sixteen for kulula.com’s green flying machines
Today, we’re truly excited at kulula.com, because Mzanzi’s most fun airline, will be celebrating its Schweet 16thBirthday. At 16 there’s no doubt that we are the coolest teen on South Africa’s airline strip and to get the party started we’d like to spread the love by giving away 160 000 Avios points, plus two car-hire vouchers from Europcar and Tempest to one wander-lusting kulula.com fan, every day for the next 16 days.
Just as our name suggests it will be super “easy” for fans to get their hands on the 160 000 Avios points, which converts into R9 500 worth of travelbank credit on kulula.com and together with some shiny wheels from our car partners they will be able to make their next trip to somewhere exotic a proper celebration.
All South Africans are eligible to enter and doing so is simple. Just wish kulula.com a happy #kululaSchweet16 on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram and sign up to our fanmail on the kulula.com site. A wish from one deserving fan each day, could be all it takes to win a share of the over 2.5 million up for grabs in Avios that will turn any South African’s wildest travel wish into a reality.
“Just 16 years ago, kulula.com revolutionised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and more affordable for customers, and we’ve come a seriously long way since our first flight. Every now and again it’s good to look back to a time when you were the newcomer and appreciate how you’ve earned your stripes to be the leader in the South African low-cost airline sector. We’re proud of the how kulula.com has evolved and matured since pushing the boundaries and we intend to continue doing so, even if we’re now 16 and a bit more grown up,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and Loyalty.
“We encourage fans to celebrate with us, so don’t hold back on those #kululaSchweet16 wishes and if you’re not a fan then you should sign up for our fanmail on kulula.com.” The competition will run every weekday from Wednesday 16 August until Wednesday 6 September. Be sure to add the hashtag to your message to be eligible to win.
“The sky is the limit in terms of the amount of wishes that one fan can send, so get your engines fired-up and ready for lift-off!”
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Tambo International Airport
O. R. Tambo International Airport is a major international airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa] near the city of Johannesburg. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to/from South Africa and is Africa's busiest airport with a capacity to handle up to 28 million passengers annually with non-stop flights to all continents except Antarctica.Airlines that fly from and to Tambo International Airport include British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways.
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