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Welcome to SAA Cargo

Welcome to the website for South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo).

  • About Us

    SAA Cargo, the airfreight division of SAA provides integrated global distribution network and terminal services for purposes of cargo air transportation logistics. The division’s integrated services offer global trade links between South Africa’s major cities and the regional markets covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, United Kingdom and USA.

    The operating model for SAA Cargo division is based on a combination of the line flights, purchase of capacity from strategic partner airlines and freighter service for regional transhipment. This is supplemented by an extensive global interline and road feeder service.

    We operate in 5 Air Cargo Terminals in South Africa, located in ORTIA, CIA, KSIA, PLZ and ELS. SAA Cargo owns all these terminals except KSIA that is leased from Dube Trade Port Holding, a company owned by KZN Provincial Government.  ORTIA Terminal is the main hub.

    Our facilities are designed to handle all types of cargo suitable for airfreight.  They also provide our customers with a peace of mind as they are safe, accessible and within airport precinct.

    Our terminal operations in other regions are provided through partnering Ground Handling Agents who are well experienced.  This provides SAA Cargo with an end to end route network that ensures rapid, safe, secured and on time delivery of much needed goods.  

    Our Vision

    To be the leader in air cargo services between Africa and the world.

    Our Mission

    To deliver World-Class, Commercially Sustainable Air Cargo Services.

    Our Services

    We offer a range of air transportation logistics solutions, which ranges from essential goods such as agri-products, pharmaceuticals, valuable and vulnerable cargo, human remains, spare parts, pets, courier, diplomatic mail, dangerous goods and other related service.

    SAA Cargo has stepped up as a trade facilitator and a solution provider to sustain supply chains to and from various countries. The solution is provided on a charter basis at the request of our customers, who are producers and suppliers of essential cargo. All flights are operated under strict operating procedures and in full compliance to COVID-19 civil aviation and health regulatory measures by both our staff and our customers.  The charters are operated on A340 600, cargo capacity is 32 tons with 13-14 pallet positions and additional space on upper compartments.

    To make booking enquiries send an email to SAACargoCharterServiceCentre@flysaa.com

    Ground handling services are available to foreign airlines.  Gain access to world-class cargo handling facilities and equipment situated in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London owned by SAA Cargo.

    The division provides ULD MANAGEMENT SERVICES which includes management systems, track and trace, daily and weekly inventory checks, loss control, as well as safe and secure storage areas at our facilities.