SA travellers give low-cost airline competition the thumbs up

2014-12-15 18:45

News24 readers have voted in a poll about the launch of a fourth low-cost carrier in South Africa, and for the most part they believe it will benefit the domestic traveller.

kulula helps sick SA kids get the best possible care

2014-08-06 16:49

Low cost airline kulula is helping sick children travel to South Africa's only dedicated children hospital, with their latest initiative.

kulula's pre-seating option 'a rip-off'

2013-11-14 11:37

Low cost airline kulula is offering passengers the option of pre-booking a seat of their choice for a cost of R35. We asked our readers what they thought and most are not impressed.

kulula introduces pre-paid seating option

2013-11-13 12:34

kulula has launched a new booking option - but could this be a step closer to the business model of low-cost European carrier Ryanair - notorious for charging for things that used to be free.


South African Airways has filed an urgent complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority in response to Kulula's latest ad campaign. Watch.

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kulula insists passengers never in danger

2013-02-27 18:00

Low-cost airline kulula insists that passengers and crew were never in any danger after an engine failed on one of its aircraft at Cape Town International Airport.

Comair launches High Court SAA battle

2013-02-26 13:15

Comair Limited, operator of kulula and British Airways domestic services, is challenging national carrier SAA's R5bn government guarantee, stating its 20-year strategy plan defies the country's deregulation laws.

SA airlines see fastjet as domestic threat

2013-01-23 11:53

SA’s largest airlines are formally objecting to the threat posed by UK-based fastjet’s attempts to enter the local market by taking over the operations of 1time.

kulula ups it flight shedules

2012-11-22 07:35

kulula has increased its frequency on certain flight routes - and bookings are due to open for its Johannesburg to East London route scheduled for launch in March 2013.

Gigaba: State never gave Mango a bailout

2012-11-06 16:32

Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba says Mango is not being subsidised by the government, as a war of words erupts between rivals Mango and Comair.

Kulula launches 'combine and save' option

2012-10-23 09:21

Low cost airline has introduced ‘combine & save’ travel packages, available for booking via its website.

Head in the clouds

2012-08-15 07:37

If you ‘walk the talk’, it is easier to ‘play with the boys’, says kulula’s Nadine Damen.

Tariff hike reports premature: Acsa

2011-06-01 18:02's announcement that it is raising tariffs by 35% was "jumping the gun", the Airports Company of SA says.

Tribunal grants 1time leave to amend complaint

2010-08-02 17:33

The Competition Tribunal has granted JSE-listed airline group 1time leave to amend its original complaint against rival Kulula.

1time to modify Kulula complaint

2010-07-01 18:00

JSE-listed airline group 1time has indicated it wants its rival Kulula to be fined for anti-competitive behaviour.

Sepp, the dog, flying kulula

2010-06-21 16:15

Sepp Blatter, the dog, has taken up an offer from kulula to fly the "real" Blatter around the country at no charge.


Awkward pics alert! kulula is turning 13 and you’re invited

2014-08-13 12:27

In celebration of their 13th birthday kulula has launched a cool flight special and invited fans to share their most awkward teen pics. These are our favourites!

A braai in the sky? We think kulula has gone bonkers!

2014-04-01 08:00

To celebrate its home-grown roots, will host the first ever braai in the sky. Umm. We're not too sure how to feel about this.

Travel in 2014

2014-01-06 10:41

The travel sector faces turbulent times, according to Rob Baker's 22 predictions.

kulula introduces pre-paid seating option

2013-11-13 14:00

kulula has launched a new booking option - but could this be a step closer to the business model of low-cost European carrier Ryanair - notorious for charging for things that used to be free.

11 BA planes grounded

2013-08-04 12:26

Eleven BA aircraft have been flying in South Africa with components that should have been replaced last year, a Johannesburg report says.

kulula launches controversial rebranding

2013-03-06 16:02

In what can be described as a bold move, kulula has all but hijacked SAA's recognisable branding for the proposed livery of their new fleet.

kulula engine trouble shuts runway

2013-02-27 15:29

kulula has confirmed that it is sending a replacement plane following an incident with one of its plane's engines at Cape Town International Airport.

SAA set to oppose 1time takeover

2013-01-24 12:47

South African Airways is to object to Fastjet Airlines' planned takeover of liquidated airline 1time, due to laws that ban majority ownership of local carriers.

kulula wants you for their 'most South African flight'

2012-12-13 08:34

Budget airline,, will take to the skies early next year carrying South Africans from all walks of life when it orchestrates a world first - ‘The Most South African Flight Ever'.

The future for kulula?

2012-11-15 11:02

The spat that has developed around the SAA bailout and its effects on 1time, currently under provisional liquidation, has raised questions about the future of kulula.

1time dream ends in passenger nightmare

2012-11-03 09:16

Mango says it will try to help hundreds of passengers stranded after 1time filed for liquidation, immediately stopping all operations.

Low-cost aviation may be jobs driver

2012-09-04 16:07

An industry expert believes low-cost airlines may hold the key to accelerated growth in the industry, despite the troubles some carriers have seen in 2012.

Comair announces flight changes

2011-06-17 12:49

Aviation company Comair is cutting flights to Tanzania and increasing flights to Kruger International airport.

Lasers endanger SA planes

2011-03-01 09:07

A dangerous new game in which laser beams are pointed at planes could blind pilots and is putting passengers at risk, a pilot who was nearly blinded has warned.

1time flying high from AltX to main board

2010-07-05 13:57

1Time is heading for Lanseria when Kulula's exclusive use airport agreement expires next year and gives its technical division new growth opportunities.

Sepp, the dog, flying kulula

2010-06-21 16:15

Sepp Blatter, the dog, has taken up an offer from kulula to fly the "real" Blatter around the country at no charge.

Mystery buyer for Comair

2010-05-27 00:00

THE CHAIRMAN OF airline company Comair was one of a few veterans pocketing large sums of money following share sales in their companies. Donald Dave Novick’s off-market sale of 10m shares at 230c/share filled his pocket with R23m and reduced his shareholding in the company to 23,5m shares.

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