At Safair we realise that it's our people who give us the edge in the market. We look for people with a 'can-do' attitude, people who love flying as much as we do, and people who are excited about the possibility of sharing this passion with our valued customers.

What's important to us is that our employees realise that working at Safair is not just about a job, but a responsibility. We take our business and our operations very seriously and it's important to us that our people live the passion of our organisation and that they do what they say that are going to do.



Take care to avoid fraudulent communications purporting to be on behalf of Safair. Recent incidents have occurred involving organisations falsely claiming to recruit on behalf of Safair. These organisations, claiming to either work for or be affiliated with Safair, notify individuals that their qualifications were found suitable to work as an employee for Safair and solicit the transfer of money to pay for administrative processes, accommodation, reference checks etc.

Please note that Safair does not ever ask for money or payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. All individuals who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from Safair, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.

Please note that these communications are fraudulent. They do not originate from Safair nor are they associated with Safair’s recruitment process. Salient points of such communications are that they come from non-Safair email addresses (e.g. from a or address); the use of English is poor; and at some stage money is requested.

We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar. Do not disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know. If you receive such proposals, we would advise you to contact your local police station and provide them with all information you may have from the senders (email addresses, phone/fax details, etc.).



Our business is a growing one and various vacancies do open up from time to time. Please take a look at the vacancies listed here to see what positions are available at this time, and to apply for open positions. 

Airports: Special Projects, Training and Quality Coordinator
Asset Protection, Fleet Administration Specialist
Continued Airworthiness Specialist
Certified SVM Technician (Mechanical)
Certified Line Technicians (Mechanical)
Certified Line Technicians (Avionics)
Internal Recruitment Specialist
Junior Industrial Engineer
Junior Warehouse Controller
QC Inspector (Joburg)
QC Inspector (CPT)

About us



FlySafair (pronounced: "fly-saf-air") began operations in October 2014, but the company behind the airline, Safair, has been in operation for over 50 years.

Safair is one of Africa’s foremost specialist aviation companies offering a wide range of specialist airlift services. In one part of the business we operate an incredible type of aircraft called the Lockheed Hercules C130 pictured here. These amazing aircraft allow us to carry large and bulky cargo and land in obscure places from short dirt runways in deep Africa to ice in Antarctica.

The other side of our business has been a leasing and cargo business. Here we largely operate Boeing aircraft on contracts for other airlines. If you’ve been a semi-regular flier in South Africa since the 1980s there’s actually a very high chance that you’ve been on a Safair aircraft before. We actually operated the maiden flight for Kulula and have done work for Air Namibia, South African Airways and Ryanair to name a few.


When we launched the airline we saw a great opportunity in the South African market to make a difference. We wanted to create an airline that would open the skies to many who had never flown before thanks to great fares, and we wanted to do this while offering a really solid service. As a result of this we have the following vision and mission.

Our vision is simple:

We want to be South Africa’s favourite airline.

Our mission is to unite people with who and what they love, by providing a low-fare, hassle-free, and on-time travel experience.