Federal Airlines


Federal Airlines (Pty) Ltd. Trading as Federal Air, is the preferred aviation partner for the top safari destinations in Southern Africa, and the market leader in Aviation Shuttle and Charter Services. Taking guests to the most beautiful and remote parts of Africa is our specialty and a market segment which Federal Air innovated in the late 1990s. We partner with world leaders in luxury safari experiences, and are committed to raising the bar in aviation to play our part in delivering a unique and seamless travel experience unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Listed below is the Federal Air family of specialist Aviation Services:

Shuttle Services
Shuttle Services to Premium Safari Lodges across South Africa

  • Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • Kruger National Park
  • Timbavati Private Game Reserve
  • Madikwe Private Game Reserve
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • Scheduled Services
  • Arusha, Tanzania to Serengeti , Ngorogoro Crater, Zanzibar & Dar Es Salaam
  • Ulundi - Durban - Pietermaritzburg Shuttle services from October 2012

From 1 June 2018, Federal Airlines, in partnership with Singita, is set to launch a revolutionary new daily VIP Jet Shuttle Service to Singita’s lodges in the Sabi Sand.

Charter Services
Unlimited Destinations
Specialist in Contract, Group, Corporate charter and Tourism market

All Guests travelling on Federal Air Shuttle flights can enjoy the following excellent services, ensuring that their  Federal Air travel experience is safe and seamless:

  • Friendly, efficient and complimentary Meet and Greet service
  • Premium lounge, shower facilities and complimentary food and bar service for all passengers
  • Complimentary Excess Luggage (storage) Facilities available at the departure lounge for shuttle flights only
  • Direct access to aircraft
  • Boutique shopping
  • Free internet access
  • The only outdoor lounge area at OR Tambo International Airport


Multiple Daily Shuttle Departures to the largest number of game lodge destinations

Internationally recognized Safety and Quality Management Systems
Full time employees dedicated to providing the best Shuttle, Charter and Schedule Services
Permanently employed and Professionally trained Flight Crew
Largest fleet of Company owned and leased aircraft dedicated to our Shuttle
Public Liability (each aircraft): Caravan and PC12 - $50 million, Beech 1900 - $100 million, ATR42 - $150 million
ON SITE, 24-7-365, Internationally recognized Aircraft Maintenance Organization dedicated to our fleet
Online seat availability
Complimentary Guest parking at the Federal Air lounge
Skilled Reservations resource and Key Account management service
Welcome Booth and waiting facilities at OR Tambo International Airport

Federal Airlines News/Updates

29 September 2017:
Fastjet Brand License agreement with Federal Airlines

12 May 2017:
Odie Air & Federal Airlines sign joint venture



Contact Details

Federal Airlines

Work +27 (0)11 395 9000
Work +27 (0)82 946 2962 (a/h)
Fax +27 (0)11 395 9010
Email Address