timeline

2001
July
  • kulula.com is announced
August
  • They have their first flight between Jo'burg and Cape Town.
2002
August
  • kulula teams up with Imperial car rental to launch kulula.com/cars.
2003
January
  • Voted "the best domestic airline" by the Airport Company of South Africa (ACSA).
April
  • Route network extended to include PE.
August
  • Millionth passenger flown and another route added to their network: Jo'burg - George.
2004
January
  • kulula.com/beds introduced where passengers can book a room online at any Protea hotel. kulula.com/cabs introduced with Imperial chauffeur drive, offering passengers a ride to the airport for just R150 one way.
March
  • Computicket signs on and sells kulula products nationwide; the first deal of its kind that allows a "non-travel agent" to sell air tickets, cars, cabs and accommodation.
November
  • kulula.com/kicks introduced, offering passengers the opportunity to add an adventure or activity (ranging from shark cage diving to health spas) to their flight bookings.
2005
January
  • kulula partners with ACSA to offer members of the South African Police Service (and their immediate family members) one-way flights for less than R300.
May
  • kulula's three millionth passenger transported.
October
  • Flights between Jo'burg to Windhoek, Namibia and Harare, Zimbabwe are introduced.
2006
February
  • Lanseria Airport opens with daily kulula flights between Jo'burg and CapeTown.
April
  • kulula joins forces with Discovery Health to give Vitality members great savings on kulula flights booked with them.
August
  • In partnership with FirstRand Bank Ltd, the kulula.com credit card is launched, offering users the opportunity to fly for free and to earn/burn kulula moolah.
2007
April
  • kulula partners with eBucks to allow their members to buy air tickets on kulula.com.
August
  • kulula wins the International "Skytrax" award for best low cost airline in Africa.
September
  • kulula wins Gold Loerie Award for their credit card campaign that launched them into the Financial Services sector
November
  • Together with Food and Trees for Africa, kulula launches project green.
2008
February
  • More fuel efficient and planet-friendly planes are introduced into the kulula fleet.
May
  • kulula launches its jetsetter loyalty club, a free programme that lets members redeem earned rewards against ANY flight, at ANY time.
August
  • They increase their flights between Lanseria airport and Cape Town and take second place in the annual Markinor Sunday Times "Top Brands" survey in the domestic airlines category.
September
  • kulula.comrebrands and sports a new identity introducing kulula air, kululatravel, and kulula connect to join and already established kulula cardoffering.
  • SATourism campaigns wins two Silver Loerie awards for encouraging SouthAfricans to travel in their own country
October
  • Powered by Altech Autopage kulula connect introduces the country's easiest website where consumers can browse, build and buy a cell phone package from the three network operators
November
  • kulula connect: wins the Creative Circle award for their launch RADIO campaign
December
  • Based on an independent consumer survey kulula.com was voted 'Best Low Cost Airline' at George and PE airports as part of the fifth annual Feather Awards
2009
May
  • kulula.com's popular loyalty programme jetsetters celebrates its first birthday. Signing up over 500 new members every week, the programme now has 82 000 fans, all of whom will never pay full fare on a kulula flight again
June
  • kulula gets into the soccer spirit ahead of the 2009 Confederations cup showing their SA colours and taking to the skies with the radomes ( nose cones) of their entire fleet resembling soccer balls
August
  • kulula pilots share responsibility with the South African Air Force by flyingour president Jacob Zuma to the
    G8 summit
  • kulula.com is awarded 2nd prize behind British Airways Comair in the Sunday Times"Top Brands" survey
September
  • kulula scoops Bronze Loerie Award for their kulula connect radio campaign
October
  • 2009 kulula wins Second prize behind British Airways in the Orange Index Awards (for excellent customer service)
December
  • kulula launches their "new look" on-board magazine called "khuluma" which features SA comedians as guest-editors
  • kulula introduces the first 737-800 into their fleet as part of their plans toupgrade to more fuel efficient and
    "sky friendly" planes.
  • kulula.com wins best travel booking site from jump.co.za
2010
February
  • kulula.com's new plane design Flying 101 gains world wide acclaim
  • kulula.com receives letter from FIFA to retract their "Unofficial carrier ofthe you-know what" print ad
March
  • kulula.com scoops creative circle award for Price Positioning "UnofficialSponsor /Not Next Year" news paper ads
May
  • kulula.com route network is expanded to include flights to Mpumalanga/Nelspruit
June
  • World Cup 2010: We invite SeppBlatter to fly and get a dog
September
  • We win Gold & Bronze Loerie for best integrated campaign for our"you know what" campaign
October
  • Launched our biggest campaign to date "you gotta love flying"
November
  • khuluma magazine won 'best new launch' magazine at the 41st Annual PICA Awards
  • We won Orchard award from the Saturday Star for our "you gotta loveflying" Top gun TV ad
2011
January
  • We scoop Creative Circlead of the month awards for our "you gotta love flying"campaign getting 1st place for our radio ad and 3rd place for Outdoorand Newspaper ads
March
  • We scoop gold Prisa award and our FIFA print ad wins Creative Circle newspaper ad ofthe year
April
  • We bought and branded a 1976 Chrysler Special Edition to be used by bloggers & at special events. We named her Cruisin’ 101.
May
  • We turned 10, bought some land on Marsand shared it with our fans.
August
  • We launch an exciting venture called ‘Daddy’s Deals’ which offers our customers the opportunity to take advantage of various deals at really discounted prices
2012
June
  • World class upgrade to our site. Welcome Sabre on board.
September
  • We've expanded our routes to include British Airways.
October
  • 1st runner up for SimpliFlying Excellence in Social Media for customer service.
  • Combo savings introduced to save you money.
November
  • Buy extra bags online.
  • We add East London to our routes.
2013
January
  • We take to the skies with The Most South African Flight Ever. Read more
February
  • kulula’s Boeing 737-800’s get dressed in Europcar branding
March
  • Our inaugural flight to East London
November
  • Book the seat of your choice with kulula’s prepaid seating benefit
2014
February
  • We unveil our newly revamped airport counters
  • New Discovery Vitality branded plane
March
  • Robertson Spice surprises our fans onboard with a tasty #SkyDine experience
April
  • Book a flight to Nairobi with Kenya Airways on kulula.com