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Gidon Novick and Global Aviation have joined forces just in time for the summer holidays in sunny South Africa. With their new airline, Lift, getting cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town will be a breeze.

Novick is the former joint CEO of Comair and the person behind Kulula airlines. His experience in the world of planes has given him insights that should help the business soar. Lift might be a small airline with fewer planes, but this allows for greater efficiency, giving them a big advantage over the bigger airlines.

Coming up with the name for the airline was no small task. The new airline opened up the floor to the public and went through thousands of name suggestions for the company. These included suggestions like “Gravy Plane”, “Wakanda Air” and “Planey McPlaneface”.

In the end, eight different people suggested the name Lift. Their winning suggestion won them multiple domestic flights with the airline for a year! But they’re not the only ones who get to enjoy what Lift has to offer. From December 2020, Lift will be flying you and your family all around South Africa.

Created with customers in mind, Lift intends to help locals discover South Africa without breaking the bank. Due to the uncertainty of the airline industry at the moment, Lift will operate using a flexible business model. Inspired by Uber, their business will operate based on flight demand and popularity.

Currently, there isn’t much information on Lift’s flights, prices and planes but as soon as the information lands, we’ll add it to this page! But if you’re hungry for news, for the latest on all things Lift related, head to their website.

Why Choose Lift Airlines?

There are a number of domestic airlines to choose from in South Africa. So why choose Lift?

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Customers First

Lift offers a “customer focussed” experience. They intend to have skilled staff, great facilities and a business model that works for you.

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Efficiency

Lift doesn’t have a large fleet of aeroplanes. This means the ones they do have will be efficient and well-maintained.

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Low-Cost

You won’t have to fork out all your vacation money on flights with Lift. You can rather spend the money on a luxurious hotel room or a hire car - or a longer holiday.

Lift Flight Prices

ROUTE PRICE
Lift Airline flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town from R855
Lift Airline flights from Johannesburg to George from R995
Lift Airline flights from George to Johannesburg from R995
Lift Airline flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg from R855
Lift Specials

We don’t have any information on Lift domestic flight specials yet. But when they do offer them, you can be sure to find them right here.

Lift Domestic Flight Routes

You’ll be able to hop on Lift Airlines between Johannesburg and Cape Town. And during the festive season, you’ll be able to fly between Johannesburg and George. According to various interviews, Lift intends to fly locals to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Popular Lift Flights Routes

The first Lift flight will take off in December from Johannesburg to Cape Town. They’ll only be flying to and from Joburg and Cape Town as well as Joburg and George. But as soon as more routes are available, we’ll add them to the page. While Lift’s exact routes haven’t been confirmed, media buzz suggests that the first Lift flight will be from Johannesburg to Cape Town. As soon as more information is available, we’ll add it to the page.

Domestic Airports Offering Lift Airlines Flights:

For the moment, you’ll be able to catch a Lift flight from O R Tambo International Airport in Joburg, Cape Town International Airport and George Airport. The list of domestic airports offering Lift airlines flights has not yet been made public.

Booking Lift flights online

You can make your online flight bookings on Lift’s website. And soon you’ll be able to make them from our site as well. Just find your ideal flight and click! Once Lift has their website and booking system up and running, you’ll be able to make your online flight bookings from there, or here. Just find your ideal flight and click!

Lift Airlines in the news

For the latest Lift Airlines articles courtesy of visit News24.co.za.