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Federal Air flights

Federal Air is an airline based at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. It operates charter flights, shuttle services and scheduled services in Africa. It has hubs at Durban's Virginia Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Lanseria International Airport, O.R. Tambo International Airport and Harare. Federal Air started business as Comair Charters (Natal). Pelican Air Services is a subsidiary of Federal Air.

Flight reviews & news

8 Jun 2016

Federal Air has announced a new service between the Kruger National Park and Phinda Private Game Reserve. This route will be operational from the January 2017. They will offer flights between Phinda and Neslpruit and continue offering flights between Phinda and Johannesburg on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Prices will start from approximately R4450* per direction.

24 Apr 2013

It is announced that the fastjet-Blockbuster JV will use Federal Air's license to operate flights from 31 May 2013.

16 Jan 2013

Federal Air announces that it has appointed Inspirational Places for international sales and marketing. Contact for all enquiries with regard to Federal Air Sales & Marketing. 

1 Dec 2012

After 10 years of flying the route, Federal Air quits Johannesburg to Vilanculos flights.

8 Nov 2012

Troy Reiser, MD of Federal Airlines for the past 14 years has made the decision to return to his Homeland in the USA, to explore new business ventures. Evan Baillie, will take up the reigns as Federal Airlines' new Managing Director. Rachel Muir is taking on the role as Financial and Administrative director.

9 Oct 2012

The KwaZulu-Natal shuttle service is extended to include Virginia, so that on weekdays flights occur from Pietermaritzburg to Virginia to Ulundi. Price on 9 Oct 2012 was R980 1-way.

20 Sep 2012

Due to increasing fuel prices, Federal Air has raised the fuel surcharge on Vilanculos flights to R150/sector, effecive immediately on all new bookings.

24 Apr 2012

Bateleur Air Charter merges with Federal Air, and relocates to FedAir's facilities at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.

28 Mar 2012

FedAir commences flights between Ulundi & Pietermaritzburg; and indicate that they may in future extend it to flying to Durban’s Virginia Airport.

29 Nov 2011

Our first Federal Air flight, to Vilanculos from Johannesburg (cost R10,599 for the 4 of us including an infant). And what an idyllic spot the islands off Vilankulo proved to be.

anchoring boat off Magaruque Island, Mozambique

23 Sep 2011

David flew Federal Air to Sabi Sands: "like celebreties we fly into Sabi Sands... Free tea and coffee as well as a well stocked bar for those who might find flying in a small plane daunting... "
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Shuttle service

Federal Air offer a daily shuttle service between Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and Nelspruit’s Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport to selected lodges in Sabi Sands private game reserve in the Kruger National Park, Madikwe private game reserve in North West Province and selected reserves in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

Flight reservations

Flights may be booked at Federal Air, by phoning 011-3959000 or

Federal Air in Pietermaritzburg may be contacted at 033-3462580 and in Ulundi at 071-1272119.

Martha Stewart about to board a Federal Air flight to the Kruger National Park

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