South African Express

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South African Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier established on 24 April 1994. South African Express has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa.

As a regional airline with route networks covering major local and regional cities, South African Express plays a significant role in the country's hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is vital contributor to the country's socio-economic development.

The airline's head office is based at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. South African Express has a growing fleet of aircraft and implements self-technical maintenance for all its fleet types at OR Tambo International Airport.


South African Express realises that its employees are its most important asset. To this effect, the company encourages interaction and sharing of company information as well as its vision and goals at all levels. The airline also prides itself in its commitment to the creation of a culture of transparency, integrity and teamwork that celebrates the contributions of its diverse workforce.

South African Express Airways prides itself in offering incomparable service standards. With highly trained cabin crew and ground staff, the airline subscribes to service excellence, hence its payoff line "Expressing Excellence".

The International Star Quality Award indicates their commitment to service excellence, while their prominence as one of the Top 500 Best Managed Companies is proof of their success as a business.

The airline's onboard service is unique and offers passengers a variety of meals or snacks on all flights. The airline pioneered its unique meal box concept and meal choices are frequently updated and designed using balanced food criteria - appearance, taste and nutritional value. Passengers can also enjoy a wine and malt service on specified flights as well as refreshments on all flights.


South African Express
OR Tambo International Airport
South Africa

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+27 11 978 9900, +27 11 978 2540, +27 11 978 2355
+27 11 978 2318, +27 11 978 2318

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