In August 2001, kulula.com Airlines was launched with three return flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Today kulula has an overall network total of more than 10 routes, with more than 1500 flights per month.
kulula's Local Destinations:
- Johannesburg (OR Tambo & Lanseria International Airports)
- Cape Town
kulula General Information
kulula.com operates a fleet of Boeing 737's because they are more fuel efficient an have much more legroom. Each of kulula's planes are uniquely painted in its own paint scheme, including the “flying101”, the “this way up plane” and the “jetsetter plane”.
Baggage – Weight Allowed Onboard
Each passenger is allowed to take one bag onboard, weighing not more than 7kg and check-in two bags, not exceeding 23kg together. Passengers will be charged R25 per kilo for any excess weight and babies under 2 years will get 10kg baggage allowance.
In-flight baggage restrictions
The new in-flight baggage restrictions only apply to regional and international flights and not to local, domestic destinations. The new restrictions include:
All Liquids, Aerosols and Gels, called LAGS, should be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100ml each (or equivalent in other volumetric measurements). All LAGS purchased at retail outlets at the airport or onboard the aircraft during the days of the journey should be placed in a Security Tamper Evident Bag (STEB). These bags should be presented for secondary screening and at transfer security screening.
The STEB (bags) may not be opened until the passenger reaches the final destination. If the bags are tampered with, the LAGS (liquids/gels/aerosols) in that bag will not be allowed for carriage.
LAGS in quantities less than 100ml, carried in part filled containers larger than 100ml, will not to be accepted
LAGS containers should be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic with a maximum capacity of 1 litre and bags should be completely closed.
Passengers are only allowed one carry bag each.
Conventional security controls and checks as well as random physical searches are applicable.
Empty containers are permitted
Medication, baby milk and baby food, special dietary supplements or medical supplements are allowed.
Checking-in and Boarding
Check-in opens 90 minutes before the flight and closes 30 minutes before the plane takes off. Passengers need to identify themselves by bringing their driver's licence, ID Document or passport. Children are allowed to bring their birth certificate or other form of identification. A seat is assigned to passengers at check-in. 3 digit flight numbers are able to use the online check-in service and check in 24 hours prior to departure.
The boarding gates close 20 minutes before the plane takes off.
Children and Babies
Infants under 2 years old fly for a small fare of R75 but they had 10kg baggage allowance as well as a push chair & pram. They must sit on your lap for the duration of the flight and you must remember to include them in your booking. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and no discount fares apply for any children.