BT 2018 Awards Winner: Comair Flight Services


Comair Flight Services (CFS) has established itself as a highly reliable and successful business aviation service provider in Africa. The Comair brand has been synonymous with aviation in Africa since 1943.

When CFS was first conceptualised, the main goal was to provide South Africans, both businessmen and pleasure-seekers alike, with a cost-effective, all-inclusive aircraft charter service that not only offered the ultimate in luxury and convenience, but that also adhered to the most stringent safety standards to ensure complete peace of mind. Since opening its doors in 2007, CFS has achieved these goals and has solidified its position as a highly successful operator within the aviation industry. Today, CFS services a sizeable share of the Southern African aircraft charter market.

CFS is based at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, and specialises in Aircraft Charter, Aircraft Management, Flight Support & FBO, and Aircraft Sales. Since 2012 the company’s modern aircraft fleet has more than doubled in size to include a broad selection of different aircraft types, thus helping to expand its already impressive service offering.

CFS now operates a variety of aircraft, from single engine turboprops to large jets, enabling it to meet all of its clients’ leisure travel and business aviation needs and expectations. Whether the requirement is a fly-in safari, getting a project team on-site, attending multiple regional meetings in a day, or taking a head of state to a world summit, CFS has the solution, the experience and the aircraft necessary for the task.

With strong financial backing, CFS offers peace of mind in an ever-changing economic climate. It appreciates the need to get the job done right the first time, along with offering competitive rates which will keep even the accountants happy!

The company has built an enviable client portfolio over the years and ensures that every single one of its clients enjoys the same personalised service that has earned it an excellent reputation, not to mention the f lawless safety record which is always at the top of the CFS priority list.

In accordance with the company’s commitment to safety, CFS was accredited with IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage One certificate in early-2018.

Justin Reeves, CEO Comair Flight Services, says: “This certification is testimony to the CFS team’s dedication to safety management. Our company continues to grow from strength to strength and we’re very proud to receive IS-BAO certification. Safety has always been our top priority and this certification further recognises our utmost commitment to safe operations.”

CFS also recently received approval from the South African Civil Aviation Authority to operate worldwide, expanding on the previous approved territories of Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands.

In addition, CFS also received “Third Country Operator” (TCO) approval from EASA in 2018, allowing the company to operate commercial air transport operations into, within or out of any of the 32 EASA Member States.

“Worldwide SA CAA and TCO approval was necessary to align our capabilities with our charter clients’ demanding travel requirements,” says Reeves. “I’m tremendously pleased that we are finally able to offer our loyal clients a truly comprehensive, worldwide air charter solution.”

The company’s commitment to innovation and client service was also recognized at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards, where CFS came out tops in the Best Private Aviation Operator category for the third consecutive year.


CFS offers exclusive aircraft charter services for corporate, leisure and safari travel, operating in a safe and efficient manner, with no compromise, whilst tailoring its services to satisfy all charter requirements.

Some of the many advantages of flying with CFS include personalised itineraries, access to remote airstrips and multiple locations in a short space of time, exclusivity and privacy, as well as the peace of mind that you have a dedicated team working around the clock to get you where you need to be, when you need to be there. With a broad selection of aircraft ranging from single and twin-engine turboprops to larger business jets to Boeing 737s, CFS is able meet your business and leisure aviation requirements at short notice.


With a highly experienced aircraft management team, CFS offers highly qualified air crew, comprehensive f light support, full operational and cost control, aircraft schedule management, maintenance co-ordination and facilitation of aviation legislation compliance. Its streamlined operation eliminates the need for your own flight department by achieving the economies of scale of operating a large fleet at a fraction of the cost.


The CFS team has longstanding relationships with various Civil Aviation Authorities and clearance agents around Africa, allowing it to obtain overflight and landing clearances with ease, in the fastest possible time. Whether you’re doing a quick turnaround fuel stop, an extensive trip around Africa or ferrying a new aircraft from the factory – the CFS f light support team operates 24 hours a day throughout the year.

The company offers a full suite of first-class ground handling services from its FBO at Lanseria Airport, where passengers are welcome to relax in one of the two modern VIP lounges overlooking the runway, with complimentary wi-fi and refreshments. CFS offers its clients a superior experience and a quick, easy departure.


If you are in the market to purchase a reliable aircraft and would like to find out what options are available to you, or if you have any questions about the general process or what your main points of focus should be, please do not hesitate to get in touch with CFS for assistance.

Whether you are a businessman or simply an aviation enthusiast, it goes without saying that investing in an aircraft is probably one of the most important decisions you will ever make. CFS is in a position to consult on both new and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions in an effort to ensure that you are buying the best aircraft for the job.

Comair Flight Services guarantees a truly unforgettable experience. With unrivalled professionalism and exceptional value, CFS puts you in charge of what matters most: your time.


T: +27 11 540 7640