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About Kulula

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 currently operating on major South African domestic routes, as well as other regional African 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. The airline’s parent company is Comair, an airline also based in South Africa operating scheduled services on domestic services as a British Airways franchise. 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.

In March 2019, the airline announced a new interline agreement with big-player Delta Airlines. This will greatly increase the connectivity between the United States and South Africa. It will work to strengthen Delta’s appearance in South Africa and vice versa.


The Kulula fleet includes two Boeing 737-400 and nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Kalua's fleet is famous for its creative 'Flying 101' airline livery, which features humorous text labelling different parts of the aircraft.


The airline flies to multiple destinations within Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Nairobi and more:

O.R Tambo, South Africa Lanseria, South Africa Durban, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa George, South Africa
Port Elizabeth, South Africa East London, South Africa Windhoek, Namibia Harare, Zimbabwe Mauritius
Victoria Falls, Zambia Livingstone, Zambia Nairobi, Kenya

Baggage Allowances

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one piece of hand baggage, weighing a maximum of 7kg.

In addition, passengers are permitted one small personal item, such as a laptop bag or small handbag.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are also permitted 1 x checked bag, weighing up to 20kg. Passengers in need of additional baggage 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.


Online Check-In

To check-in online, visit the airline's online check-in page and click on the airline that you're flying on (Kulala or one of its codeshare partners). Online check-in is open between 24—1 hour(s) before scheduled flight departure time. Then, enter the relevant flight details and each passenger's details to complete the check-in process.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in at the airport by either visiting the airport check-in counter or self-service kiosks. If the flight number begins with MN passengers can visit the Kulala check-in counter, however, if the flight number begins with BA, passengers must visit the British Airways check-in counter. Airport check-in closes 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time on international flights and 45 minutes before on domestic flights.

Economy Class

Economy Class is the only cabin class available on Kululu operated flights. It offers a relaxing journey in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Economy Class Facilities

Economy Class passengers can order hot meals, snacks and drinks from the airline's in-flight menu. These meals are available to purchase once onboard and are both delicious and great value.

There's no in-flight entertainment onboard the flight. However, passengers can enjoy articles, columns and other bits of reading material from the airline's in-flight magazine. In addition, passengers are welcome to use their phone for the entire duration of the flight. Kulula is one of the only airlines that allows passengers to use their at all points during the flight, including take-off and landing.

Economy Class Seats

Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation. The Economy Class seats give generous seat pitch and legroom for each passenger.

Route Map

Kulula Route Map may 2019

Hub Airport

Tambo International Airport

Kulula is based at O. R. Tambo International Airport, which 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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