Flying With Federal Air

Federal Air is a South African private shuttle and charter airline which operates daily flights to top game lodges and reserves in South Africa, including Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game, and Pashmuna. The airline does not operate any flights to or from Australia.

The airline originally started operating under the name Comair Charters, but then rebranded to Federal Air in 1993. The airline prides itself in being the market leader for the luxury travel sector in South Africa, as well as upholding a high level of safety and quality for all of its services.

Why Fly With Federal Air?

Ways To Check-In

• Passengers must check-in in person for their flight.

• Passengers flying into their departure airport from another flight will be greeted by Federal Air staff, and escorted to the welcome booth and private check-in area for Federal Air.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

• Passengers are allowed to bring check in luggage of a maximum weight of 20kg, as well as one carry-on piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 5kg, and measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 60cm.

• All check-in and carry on bags must be soft on all sides, and no hard case bags are allowed. For an additional cost, Federal Air can provide soft duffle bags to passengers whose luggage is unsuitable and who need to repack.

• Additional baggage may be booked in advance of your departure (but not on the day), and allows you up to an extra 60kg of check-in baggage.


• Federal Air has smaller aircraft than most other airlines, so seating space is limited, and the same size for every class.

• There is no option to choose different seats for an additional cost.

Why Fly With Us

Federal Air prides itself with the best and the most experienced pilots in the shuttle industry, making the inflight experience secure and safe. Complementary meet and greet services are also being offered by the airline in OR Tambo International Airport, as well as in Kruger International Airport. A complementary shuttle bus service from the terminal building will be assigned to the dedicated VIP lounges in their hubs are also available. Aside from the complementary features, Federal Air or FedAir offers a beautiful and scenic experience of flying in the bush. Flying in the bush means that all flights fly over the vast South African savannah, even in some reserves where in passengers can experience the spectacular life in the wild. The bush flights are shuttle service – which means that the flights fly more than one airstrip, and that a particular departure point of a passenger may be one of a number of stops. At times, the airlines give way to a 'meet and interact' experience, because the strips are sometimes visited by large animals like lions.

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