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SAA Cargo offers a range of products which are serviced by its short- to medium haul freighters namely three B737-300Fs and passenger flights.

NB: The maximum total weight, height, width and length of consignments depend on the aircraft type.
    • An affordable next day service on a comprehensive network
    • Lodge between 08h00 and 19h00
    • Collect the following day after 10h00
    • Maximum weight: 80kg per piece
    • Dimension restrictions: maximum weight, height, width and length depend on the aircraft type
  • This service guarantees that cargo enjoys priority retrieval at its destination, meaning our customers can bring cargo closer to flying time, or stay ahead of the competition.

    Please note that parcels should not exceed specified size limits and that all goods are to be packaged "to go" and handed in at the Express Counter at Domestic / International Forwarding Sections.

    South African Airways Cargo operates dedicated freighters on domestic routes that cater for overnight express goods.

    Express@SAACargo is an express service offered on international routes between Johannesburg, London, Frankfurt and Perth.

    Domestic Day-time Express

    The fastest domestic daytime carriage of urgent freight:

    • Comprehensive domestic network
    • 45 minute lodgement in DUR, PLZ and ELS and a 45 minute lodgement in JNB and CPT
    • Maximum weight: 80kg per piece
    • Dimension restrictions: maximum weight, height, width and length depend on the aircraft type.
    • Preferential retrieval times

    Domestic Starlight Express

    The fastest domestic overnight carriage of urgent freight:

    • Dedicated three Boeing 737-300F.
    • JNB, CPT, PLZ, ELS and DUR serviced
    • Preferential lodgement time
    • AYY, AAY and AAK containers are used for security and ease of loading
    • 90 minute lodgement time prior to standard time departure for loose cargo
    • 180 minute lodgement time prior to standard time time of departure for unitised cargo
    • Maximum dimensions per piece is as per aircraft type

    International Express (Ex South Africa only)

    • Express@SAACargo
    • A premium service for urgent freight which must fly
    • Both a bulk and a small parcel service are offered
    • Express parcles - 180 minute lodgement time prior to standard time of departure
    • Priority retrieval at destination
    • Maximum dimensions as per aircraft door size

    International Bulk Cargo Booked Express

    • Bookings require a minimum of 8 hours prior to standard time of departure
    • Unitised cargo - 180 minute lodgement time prior to standard time of departure
    • Priority retrieval at destination and no weight restrictions
    • Maximum dimensions as per aircraft door size
    • Exclusions: AVI, HUM, DGR and VAL
    • A facility with highly skilled, specialised staff physically handling the product - fast and efficiently
    • A wide variety of items such as clothing, documents, and household goods are welcomed as courier traffic
    • Dedicated courier facility in Johannesburg
    • No booking required
    • 60 minute lodgement time
    • Preferential uplift
    • Priority delivery at courier sheds
    • Exclusions: All cargo requiring special handling including but not limited to AVI, HUM, DGR, PER, PEF and VAL
  • Our special services include commodities which require any specific handling process and high value products. Read more here.

  • No shipment is too big or too small for us. Below are the prices for our local and international customers

    Domestic Sectors

    You can download our local pricing structure here, and locate the quote that best suits your freight needs within South Africa.

    International Sectors

    International rates are available on here. Call our customer support-free number (0800 002869 / 27 978 1119), or contact us here.