FedAir Enhances Safari Travel Experience with New Cessna Grand Caravans

FedAir Bolsters Its Fleet to Serve Safari Destinations

Federal Airlines (FedAir) in South Africa is enhancing its flight services to provide convenient transportation to key safari and game lodge destinations across Southern Africa.

The addition of six brand-new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft to their fleet signals their commitment to offering comfortable and stylish journeys for wildlife enthusiasts.

FedAir’s Expansion:

  • FedAir is a prominent provider of flight services, facilitating travel to and from renowned safari and game lodge destinations in Southern Africa.
  • Recently, the company acquired six new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, demonstrating its dedication to aviation and tourism in South Africa.

Breathtaking Lodge Transfers:

  • These new aircraft will be employed to transport guests to stunning wildlife lodges in South Africa and beyond.
  • FedAir’s lodge transfer operations currently serve up to 50,000 passengers annually, connecting them to breathtaking wildlife locations in the country.

The Grand Caravan Advantage:

  • The six Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft come at a total cost of R350 million and provide passengers with comfort and style during their journeys.
  • These Grand Caravans are equipped with powerful and fuel-efficient engines, enhancing cruising speeds and sustainability.
  • With redefined interiors and comfortable seating, these aircraft ensure that the journey to remote safari lodges is a pleasant and enjoyable experience for guests.

Diverse Fleet and Operations:

  • FedAir operates a mixed fleet of aircraft stationed in Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces.
  • Their current fleet includes twelve Cessna Caravan 208Bs, one Beechcraft B1900D, two Pilatus PC12 aircraft, and two Embraer ERJ145 (50-seater) aircraft.
  • The airline conducts between 22 and 25 flights daily, operating from hubs at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports.
  • FedAir primarily serves guests traveling from these tourist gateways to exclusive lodges located within the Kruger Park and the game lodge belt in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces.

Lodge Flights for Comfort and Safety:

  • Passengers bound for various game lodges in South Africa can enjoy high levels of comfort and safety.
  • FedAir’s new Grand Caravan aircraft have the capacity to carry between 8 and 12 passengers along with their luggage, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey.
  • The Grand Caravan is highly favored by operators offering short flights to remote locations like those found in the Timbavati and Sabi Sands areas, making it a valuable asset for lodge air taxi services.
  • This aircraft plays a vital role in safely transporting guests to and from game lodges, making it a commonly used choice in safari tourism across Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa.

The expansion of FedAir’s fleet and their focus on guest comfort illustrate their dedication to providing an exceptional travel experience for those embarking on safari adventures in Southern Africa.

With the new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, passengers can look forward to comfortable and stylish journeys to wildlife destinations.

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