Top 10 Cheapest Airlines in Africa| CNN Travel 2016


A decade ago air transport in Africa was for the rich people in the society but things are changing as budget airlines are taking over the market and offering cheap flights to various destinations across the continent. CNN Travel has compiled a list top 10 cheapest airlines in Africa as listed below:


It was the first lowest carrier in Africa that started its operations in 2001 and its operated by South Africa’s Comair. The Airline serves the following cities; Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, East London, Windhoek, Harare, Mauritius, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Nairobi
2. Fastjet


It is a Tanzania based Airline that started its operations in 2011 running domestic routes in Tanzania. The Airline serves the following cities; Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Entebbe, Harare, Kilimanjaro, Lusaka, Mbeya, Mwanza

It is a Zimbabwe Airline that has been of great help and relief to thousands of people traveling from the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, to Johannesburg in South Africa. It serves the following cities; Johannesburg, Harare, Victoria Falls and Windhoek
4. Mango


It is a very popular South African Airline that offers cheap flights to customers traveling to and from; Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, George, Zanzibar
5. FlySafair


It is the newest Airline in South Africa competing against the already established and Mango. It serves domestic towns which include; Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George
6. Fly540


After scraping its operation in Ghana and Angola Fly540 has gained roots in Kenya where it is serving so many domestic cities and some other cities in the neighboring countries and they include; Nairobi, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Juba, Zanzibar
7. Jambojet


Kenya Airway (KQ) in 2014 launched the budget airline called Jambojet that operates in the main domestic cities in Kenya carrying passengers at low and cheap flight charges. The Airline serves the following cities; Nairobi, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu.

8.  Dana Air

Dana Air

It was previously named African aviation but it was closed down due to a plane crash that killed 153 passengers in Lagos in 2012. It resumed its operations in 2014 with a new name, Dana Air, which offers cheap flights and serves the following cities in Nigeria; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo

It’s a Dubai based Airline but operates in Africa offering cheap flights to passengers travelling to and from Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Juba, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Port Sudan, Zanzibar

10. Skywise


It’s a new Airline that has recently started operating in South Africa. It has kicked off with cheap flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town.