Timeline

  • 2019

    March

    kulula.com announces Interline Partnership with Delta Airlines – Read Press Release

    kulula.com rings in the new year with some bubbles on flight MN101 – Read Press Release

  • February

    kulula challenges corporate South Africa and loyal fans to send #WingsForCaster – Read Press Release

    kulula gets 2018 top student to his medical bursary – Read Press Release

  • January

    kulula.com rings in the new year with some bubbles on flight MN101 – Read Press Release

  • 2018

    November

    kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) win again at the Business Traveller Africa Awards – Read Press Release

  • October

    Busy year? Escape to marvelous Mauritius this festive season – Read Press Release

    British Airways (operated by Comair) and kulula.com dominates at the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2018 – Read Press Release

  • September

    kulula.com gives 100-year-old #wingstofly – Read Press Release

  • August

    Jump the Q with kulula.com – Read Press Release

  • May

    South Africa’s most fun airline enter into codeshare agreement with Dutch airline

  • March

    Get your face on a Plane with kulula.com

  • 2017

    October

    kulula.com and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital launch a radio station for children by children

    kulula teams up with the Vic Falls Carnival for a New Year’s countdown like no other!

  • September

    kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) wins big at the Business Traveller Africa Awards.

    British Airways, kulula.com lauded at Sunday Times Top Brands 2017

  • August

    Schweet sixteen for kulula’s green flying machines – Read Press Release

  • June

    kulula.com gives you even more reasons to 'Love Cape Town' – Read Press Release

  • March

    Now you can collect, convert and fly with kulula.com and Avios – Read Press Release

  • 2016

    November

    kulula.com makes it three in a row with AirlineRatings.com award – Read press release

    kulula.com’s Price Freeze de-stresses online flight shopping. – Read press release

  • September

    kulula.com is named the Best African Low-Cost Airline for 2016 at the Business Traveller Africa Awards – Read press release

  • July

    South Africa’s champion airline, kulula.com was voted the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards – Read press release

  • January

    kulula scores the highest among South African domestic airlines in the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), for the second year in a row – Read press release

    kulula.com announced the launch of a new partnership with Avios South Africa which will allow kulula fans who join the Avios Travel Rewards Programme to collect Avios points on kulula flights – Read press release

  • 2015

    December

    kulula.com is yet again named the Best Low Cost Airline by AirlineRatings.com – Read press release

  • October

    Introduces Stretch zone with increased legroom up to 3-4 inches – Read press release

    kulula.com and Virgin Atlantic Announce Interline Ticket Agreement – Read press release

    On 26 October, we operated the newest plane in our fleet – our 6th Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 as part of our fleet upgrade which saw us now operate the youngest and greenest fleet of operational commercial aircraft in South Africa - Read press release

    Greening NGO Food & Trees for Africa reaffirms partnership with kulula.com – Read press release

  • September

    kulula takes off with another best airline award at the 2015 Business Traveller Awards – Read press release

  • August

    kulula signs interline agreement with Germany's Hahn Air - Read press release

    kulula.com wins SA's top business airline in the 2015 Sunday Times Top Brands survey – Read press release

    kulula celebrates arrival of 5th Boeing 737-800’s with comedian Marc Lottering – Read press release

  • June

    kulula.com rated top low cost carrier in independent customer satisfaction industry report – Read more

    kulula.com family expands with the merger of Holiday Tours and kulula holidays – Read more

  • May

    kulula gives passengers the choice of pre-purchasing emergency exit or seats - Read more

  • March

    DIY made easy: travel agents can now manage their kulula group bookings via GDS – Read more

  • 2014

    December

    kulula is voted 'Best Low Cost Airline' in the Airline Excellence Awards - Read press release

    Europcar and kulula.com cement their relationship even further - Read press release

  • November

    Our online check-in campaign encourages fans to save precious time and check-in online from anywhere

  • October

    Air France and kulula.com announce codeshare partnership

    Another first for kulula: Airline innovates to reduce fuel consumption on Boeing 737-800s

  • August

    kulula announces partnership with the Red Cross Children’s Hospital through The Children’s Hospital Trust

  • April

    Book a flight to Nairobi with Kenya Airways on kulula.com

  • March

    Robertson Spice surprises our fans onboard with a tasty #SkyDine experience

  • February

    We unveil our newly revamped airport counters

    New Discovery Vitality branded plane

  • 2013

    November

    Book the seat of your choice with kulula’s prepaid seating benefit

  • March

    Our inaugural flight to East London

  • February

    kulula’s Boeing 737-800’s get dressed in Europcar branding

  • January

    We take to the skies with The Most South African Flight Ever. Read more

  • 2012

    November

    Buy extra bags online.

    We add East London to our routes.

  • October

    1st runner up for SimpliFlying Excellence in Social Media for customer service.

    Combo savings introduced to save you money.

  • September

    We've expanded our routes to include British Airways.

  • June

    World class upgrade to our site. Welcome Sabre on board.

  • 2011

    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

  • May

    We turned 10, bought some land on Marsand shared it with our fans.

  • April

    We bought and branded a 1976 Chrysler Special Edition to be used by bloggers & at special events. We named her Cruisin’ 101.

  • March

    We scoop gold Prisa award and our FIFA print ad wins Creative Circle newspaper ad ofthe year.

  • 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

  • 2010

    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

  • October

    Launched our biggest campaign to date "you gotta love flying"

  • September

    We win Gold & Bronze Loerie for best integrated campaign for our"you know what" campaign

  • June

    World Cup 2010: We invite Sepp Blatter to fly and get a dog

  • May

    kulula.com route network is expanded to include flights to Mpumalanga/Nelspruit

  • March

    kulula.com scoops creative circle award for Price Positioning "UnofficialSponsor /Not Next Year" news paper ads

  • 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

  • 2009

    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

  • October

    2009 kulula wins Second prize behind British Airways in the Orange Index Awards (for excellent customer service)

  • September

    kulula scoops Bronze Loerie Award for their kulula connect radio campaign

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2008

    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

  • November

    kulula connect: wins the Creative Circle award for their launch RADIO campaign

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • May

    kulula launches its jetsetter loyalty club, a free programme that lets members redeem earned rewards against ANY flight, at ANY time.

  • February

    More fuel efficient and planet-friendly planes are introduced into the kulula fleet.

  • 2007

    November

    Together with Food and Trees for Africa, kulula launches project green.

  • September

    kulula wins Gold Loerie Award for their credit card campaign that launched them into the Financial Services sector

  • August

    kulula wins the International "Skytrax" award for best low cost airline in Africa.

  • April

    kulula partners with eBucks to allow their members to buy air tickets on kulula.com.

  • 2006

    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.

  • April

    kulula joins forces with Discovery Health to give Vitality members great savings on kulula flights booked with them.

  • February

    Lanseria Airport opens with daily kulula flights between Jo'burg and CapeTown.

  • 2005

    October

    Flights between Jo'burg to Windhoek, Namibia and Harare, Zimbabwe are introduced.

  • May

    kulula's three millionth passenger transported.

  • 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.

  • 2004

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2003

    August

    Millionth passenger flown and another route added to their network: Jo'burg - George.

  • April

    Route network extended to include PE.

  • January

    Voted "the best domestic airline" by the Airport Company of South Africa (ACSA).

  • 2002

    August

    kulula teams up with Imperial car rental to launch kulula.com/cars.

  • 2001

    August

    They have their first flight between Jo’burg and Cape Town on 1 August 2001

  • July

    kulula.com is announced