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flight route from Johannesburg to Maputo

Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo

You want to reserve the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Maputo (Mozambique). There is a fair amount of competition on this route these days, and to ensure you book a cheap flight: Compare prices of airlines by using the search engine on the left and seeing which airline is cheapest.

The Johannesburg to Maputo flight route is not a happy hunting ground for South Africa's private airlines - both 1time and British Airways Comair gave it a go, and then quit about a year later.

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  • 8 Feb 2014 : British Airways Comair quits flying from JHB to Maputo, as it is not profitable enough. Existing passengers who have booked with BA are rebooked on South African Airways flights at no extra cost.
  • 6 May 2013 : British Airways Comair launches daily flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Maputo, except on Saturdays and Tuesdays when there are 2 flights. “We are excited to introduce our new service as it allows us to continue to grow our footprint in Africa. In addition to the large volumes of business travellers we anticipate will make use of our new service, Mozambique is fast becoming known as a world-class tourist destination.” said the Marketing Manager of BA Comair, Shaun Pozyn. The inaugural flight took off from Joburg at 09h00 & touched down in Maputo at 10h05.

  • 17 Jan 2012 : Comair suspends Lanseria to Maputo flights, due to commercial non-viability.

  • 1 Sep 2011 : Comair originally planned to start flying the Johannesburg to Maputo route, from Lanseria Airport under the British Airways brand from 30 May 2011, but this was postponed to 1 September 2011.

31 Aug 2011

1time airline discontinues their JNB-Maputo flights, choosing to rather use the plane on the JNB-CPT flight route: "This decision has been made after careful consideration regarding our Maputo route and it was certainly not an easy one to make. Unfortunately, there are just not enough seats being allocated to 1time, as we are restricted to five flights a week, with one frequency per day. Currently, 1time has an allocation of 560 seats a week, which is just not enough to capture both the business and leisure markets, which are key to making this route viable. Further, in terms of the business market, the allocation hinders us from offering a convenient flight schedule to corporates wishing to travel for meetings." says 1time Chief Executive Officer, Rodney James.

14 Jan 2011

Gidon Novick, Comair joint Chief Executive, confirms that they have secured rights to operate flights to Maputo with 420 seats per week. Comair plans to start services from Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport in the first half of 2011, using both the Kulula and British Airways brands.

12 Aug 2010

1time Airline operates its first flight from Johannesburg to Maputo, at a starting prices of R672, which it claims is 50% lower than its nearest competitor. "We found SAA's lowest fare and went in at 50% of that," said Glenn Orsmond (CEO of 1time Holdings).

3 Aug 2010

SAA & LAM start code-sharing flights between Johannesburg and Maputo.

14 Feb 2010

TTA Airlink start operating flights from Johannesburg to Maputo (Mozambique).



British Airways Comair quit flying JNB-MPM on 8 February 2014

South African Airways (daily)

Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) to Maputo (MPM)

non-stop (1 hour)


Johannesburg Lanseria (HLA) to Maputo (MPM)

non-stop (1 hour)

TTA Airlink

Johannesburg to Maputo (MPM)

non-stop (1 hour)

1time discontinued their JNB-Maputo flights on 31 August 2011


Cant afford a flight? Then try the Greyhound bus, it leaves Johannesburg from (1) McDonalds, Rosettenville Corner, Corner of Turf Club and Turf Street, (2) Kerk Street in Johannesburg, and (3) Park City Transit Centre at Johannesburg Station; and arrives in Maputo at Cotur Travel & Tours, Avenida Karl Marx No. 1242.

The cheapest way to travel is often taking the train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort, and then a bus from Komatipoort to Maputo.

During the southern hemisphere's cruise season (November to April), there are regular cruises to Maputo from Durban (mostly on the MSC Opera, but also on the MSC Sinfonia).

Map of Maputo


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