OUR VISION IS TO BE AFRICA’S LEADING AIR CARGO SERVICES PROVIDER.
INTRODUCING SAA CARGO
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is a division of South African Airways
(SAA) focusing on airfreight movement worldwide. We offer the most reliable ad
hoc charter service on the African continent with the flexibility of delivering in
the shortest possible time.
WHAT WE DO
SAA Cargo uses the belly space of the SAA’s passenger flights to carry cargo.
We also operate a fleet of cargo aircraft in the domestic, intra Africa and
No shipment is too large or too small – we carry anything from general cargo,
perishables, courier, express and mail across the globe. We specialise in the
movement of livestock, human remains, dangerous goods, vulnerable, and
OUR DOMESTIC SERVICES
SAA Cargo offers an excellent value-for-money next-day service on our comprehensive domestic network with a maximum weight of 150 kg per piece.
Valuable and Vulnerable Cargo
(VAL and VUN)
We offer a high-value cargo product, which is handled through a dedicated and specialised vault facility, handled with special care through our outsourced vault facilities.
Speed, reliability, cost-effective pricing and controlled temperatures provide the ideal transport solution for perishable commodities across our network, including commodities that require temperature-controlled storage in our
We move thousands of kilograms of mail to post offices across our entire network. Our dedicated mail handling team efficiently manages the movement of mail at these facilities.
Dangerous Goods (DGR)
SAA Cargo offers an airfreight service for the transportation of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods include substances or objects that pose a challenge to health, safety and property when transported by air. With qualified staff members at all stations, we keep these products both safe and secure at all times.
Live Animals (AVI)
We provide specialised care to ensure that all animals travel safely and comfortably. All legislated requirements as stipulated by the IATA Live Animals Regulations is complied with, maintaining a minimum standard for safe transportation of all animals.
Human Remains (HUM)
The transportation of human remains is available to all South African Airways destinations across our network. This offering receives priority treatment with the dignity and the respect it deserves.
Domestic Express: Daytime
This service enables the latest client lodging and earliest delivery times at the specific station, with guaranteed uplift on the next flight and the shortest transportation time frame.
Starlight Express – Our Night-time freighter operation
Our Starlight service is suitable for all overnight urgent freight deliveries around South Africa to all main centres.
As our premium service for urgent freight,
this service option provides our courier clients
the advantage of a fast and efficient option on an
OUR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES
SAA Cargo offers an excellent cost-effective service on our comprehensive international network. We move cargo – big or small - from terminal to terminal through a combination of belly and freighter capacity. We also operate import and export warehouses with 24-hour operations and service deliveries subject to customs clearance.
International Express offers a 180-minute
lodgment time prior to scheduled time of departure. No booking is required on smaller shipments and you receive priority retrieval at your destination.
This express service is available for urgent overnight deliveries.
International Courier Service
Our International Courier Service has a dedicated facility that handles products fast and efficiently. The service includes preferential uplift and priority delivery with a 60-minute lodgment time. Fast customs process for all SAEPA members is the key for the quick movements of all Courier cargo internationally.
Specialised Services (for all Class cargo)
This service includes trans-shipments, valuable goods, mail and courier. Trans-shipments consist of all types of shipments that need specialised care. Our special service team ensures the animal is looked after in transit and health inspections are conducted smoothly.
We offer a charter service to customers who require it on an ad hoc basis. We handle a range of commodities, including live animals and perishable cargo. Our freighter aircraft are available daily for any charter requirement.
Our Cargo Handling Facilities
We offer cargo-handling services to foreign airlines at our facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town. These warehouses are equipped with X-ray machines that screen all cargo. They also provide a seamless feeder within the domestic network for foreign airlines.
WHERE WE FLY
IN SOUTH AFRICA, WE FLY TO:
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay
WE ALSO FLY TO
Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Point Noire, Walvis Bay, Windhoek
New York, São Paulo, Washington
EAST AND FAR EAST ASIA
EUROPE AND UNITED KINGDOM
Frankfurt, London, Munich
TALK TO US ABOUT ALL YOUR CARGO NEEDS
Toll-free 0800 002 869
Johannesburg +27 11 978 1119,
Cape Town +27 21 936 3333
Durban +27 032 815 2127,
East London +27 43 706 0221
George +27 44 801 8407,
Port Elizabeth +27 41 507 7244