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1Time Airlines, (also often misspelt as One Time Airlines), was a low cost carrier which operated in South Africa from 2004 to 2012, before the financial pressure characteristic of the South African Airline sector proved too much and the company went into liquidation.
Headquartered in Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1Time operated scheduled low cost domestic and regional flights. The airline's catchy name was derived from a truly South African expression, and it was sorely missed in the low cost carrier market; ticket prices rocketed shortly after 1Time's demise.
Fortunately, 1Time looks set to make a comeback in 2014, thanks to the acquisition of Global Airways, a deal that will enable the airline to launch as Skywise Airlines in 2014. While Skywise has run into a number of regulatory and entrance obstacles, the team that brought South Africans 1Time is hopeful that they'll be able to launch Skywise in 2014.
The airline company already has a LinkedIn page, with the official Skywise website to be published at www.skywise.co.za upon launch.
At the time 1Time previously ceased operating, the carrier offered cheap flights to the following destinations:
At the time 1time ceased operations, their aircraft fleet comprised the following types of aircraft:
The 1Time in-flight experience was cheeky, cheerful and distinctly South African.Many South African customers were disappointed with the brand's demise, as it would undoubtedly reduce competition in the market, which would negatively affect travellers pockets.