Lanseria International Airport (LIA) was the vision of aviation enthusiasts in the early ’70s. Since its opening in 1974, this airport has established itself as an internationally recognised player in the aviation sector.
Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing at kulula.com gives some insights on why travellers should consider Lanseria International Airport (LIA) for their next business or holiday travel.
“For a start, the airport has undergone a massive investment, including a much-expanded parkade and retail precinct. In addition, over the next few years the airport is planning a R2 billion investment to double its capacity. This means that they will be able to service six million passengers annually by 2028. This expansion will include establishing an ‘airport city’ around Lanseria, with hotels and offices. Gautrain also plans to extend its high-speed rail network to Lanseria.
“Airside, the duty-free section boasts a SLOW XS transit lounge exclusively for qualifying kulula.com, FNB, RMB and Comair Limited VIP guests. Apart from a space to catch up on work or relax, travellers can sample the bite-sized taster-inspired menu, which focuses on small-scale produce with hand-selected ingredients. Visitors to the lounge can also savour a cold-brewed coffee selection and boutique, small-batch alcohol labels from micro-distilleries.”
Location, location, location
But it’s not just what’s in the airport that makes it a good choice, adds Pozyn. Lanseria’s position – between Gauteng’s two major economic hubs – means it’s convenient for leisure. This is especially convenient for business travellers commuting between Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town frequently.
The Cradle of Humankind is just 15 minutes’ drive from Lanseria, says Pozyn. It’s an enormously important paleoanthropological site. It is home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils. This is a must-see for visitors. Apart from superb interactive exhibits, the facility also offers fine dining, various adventure sports and game viewing.
Further afield, Lanseria is less than two hours’ drive from Sun City. There is also a fairly direct route on two major motorways that will get you to the Kruger National Park in under five hours.
With over 70 weekly kulula.com flights between Lanseria, Durban and Cape Town and with faster check-in processes, as well as a shorter walk from the car park to the terminal it’s an obvious first choice for visitors to Gauteng, concludes Pozyn.
More about kulula.com
kulula.com is a privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited. In 2020, this adventurous brand celebrates its 19-year anniversary. Since its inception the brand has revolutionised air travel in South Africa, making it the go-to place for anyone looking for affordable travel options in and around South Africa.
The airline is IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) compliant and maintains the highest standard of safety at all times. In recent years the airline has won numerous awards and accolades. Some of these include being rated as the best South African low-fare carrier in the SA Customer Satisfaction Index (2016), Best Low-fare Airline in Africa and the Middle East by AirlineRatings.com (2015, 2016 and 2017), Best African Low-fare Airline at the Business Traveller Africa Awards (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and Best Domestic Business Airline (2015 and 2018) in the Sunday Times Top Brands survey to name a few.
kulula operates more than 410 flights a week across 14 domestic routes. Currently, it has entered into Codeshare agreements with Kenya Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Etihad to provide more choice for its customers. Since 2015, the airline has had Interline agreements with Virgin Atlantic (VS), Hahn Air and more recently in 2019 it entered into agreement with Delta Airlines.
South Africa’s longest serving low-fare airline offers more than just flights. kulula, also offers holiday packages, hotel accommodation and car rentals.
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