Also known as Kulula which means It’s easy from the Nguni languages of Zulu and Xhosa. The airline is a South-African low-cost airline, operating on major domestic routes from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, which are both situated just outside Johannesburg. Kulula.com is not a separate company, but a trading name of Comair, which also operates flights as a franchisee of British Airways. Kulula’s airline headquarters are located at: Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni and Gauteng.
Origins and Ownership
The airline was established in July 2001 and began operating as South-Africa’s first no-frills carrier, in August of the same year. The stated aim is to position Kulula.com as more than an airline brand, but include booking, paying and making the complete travel experience affordable.
Mr. Erik Rudolf Venter, BCom, CA(SA) has been the Chief Executive Officer of Comair Ltd. since December 01, 2011 and served as its Finance Director from January 1, 2013 to June 9, 2014. Mr. Venter has been Commercial Director of British Airways Brand of Comair Ltd., one of the brand names of Comair Ltd. since July 1, 2003, and served as its Finance Director of Comair Ltd. from August 20, 2003 to September 15, 2009. Mr. Venter served as a Joint Chief Executive Officer of Comair Ltd. from July 1, 2006 to December 1, 2011, and also served as its Joint Managing Director until December 1, 2011. He also serves as an Executive Director of Comair Ltd.
Financial and operational results for kulula.com are not separately disclosed, but are fully incorporated within the annual results for comair.
What people are saying
Aside from being the first low-cost airline in South Africa, Kulula.com never ceased to impress their customers with their top-notch services. Great legroom, tasty snacks, courteous staff and fast yet smooth flight. There has been a large number of positive reviews coming from their passengers, and were posted on different reviews sites online, here are some of the reviews:
“Lanseria is easy to reach even in high traffic, parking good and then booking in made easy by Kulula. Aircraft neat and staff professional. Thank you Kulula for flying from Lanseria.”
—BillDavy (Johannesburg, Africa)
“The plain were manned by a great crew. They assist where possible and made life easy for passengers. We were booked in the back of the and thus had to walk out with steps and back up with steps. The wind were cold and the other passengers before us took a lot of photos, which were a bit of a inconvenient. You have to buy eats or drinks on the plain and it is wise to have change. They made sure that we were ready and that we enjoyed the trip.”
—Hester741 (Pretoria, Africa)
“Great low cost airline compared to European low costs. On time, modern and clean aircraft, friendly and efficient staff both at the counter and in flight, free sandwich and soft drink and everything for a ridiculously low fare. Can’t get better than this.”
—63mario63 (Milan, Italy)
The website will welcome you of a photo of a mustached-man, massaging his temple from a frustration no-one knows–maybe because he’s having a hard time choosing the best deals that kulula.com is offering. As everything in this site offers the cheapest travel deals, the website allows the user to search and book for available flights, book for accommodations, rent a transportation service or even avail the flight+hotel+car rental service bundle, that corresponds a nice discount for up to 20%.
- Website URL: www.kulula.com
- Contact number: +27 11 921 05 00
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: +27 11 388 24 63
- Head Office Address: Cnr. 1 Marigne Drive and Atlas Road, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
An affordable airline that offers top-notch services that are often seen and offered in many known airlines. The comfort of having enough legroom, cozy seats, tasty snacks and friendly staff will make every passenger leave the plane with a big smile on their faces. Total convenience and satisfaction guaranteed, making every travel easy.
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