Federal Air (incorporating Pelican Air Services) is an airline headquartered at O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa.[1]

Federal Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsOR Tambo International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Harare International Airport, Lusaka International Airport
Focus citiesJohannesburg, Nelspruit,
AllianceSolenta Aviation, Tanganyika Flying Company
Fleet size17
Parent companyFederal Air (Pty) Limited
HeadquartersOR Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
A Federal Air British Aerospace Jetstream 31 in Ulusaba

It operates air shuttle, scheduled and charter services throughout Africa for business and tourism. Its main base is Johannesburg, with hubs at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit and Vilanculos Airport.[2] Daily flights are operated to Kruger National Park and other parks and game reserves in South Africa and Zimbabwe.


The airline was founded as Comair Charters (Natal)[2] and became branded as Federal Air (Fedair) in 1993. It later acquired and absorbed Pelican Air Services to provide scheduled air shuttle services in Southern Africa and to link remote bush lodges with Johannesburg.[citation needed]




The Federal Air fleet included the following aircraft in October 2011:[2]

Federal Air Fleet
Aircraft In fleet
Beechcraft 1900 5
Beechcraft Baron 58 2
Raytheon Beech King Air B200 2
Cessna Grand Caravan 6
Pilatus PC-12 3
Total 18


  1. ^ "Contact details". Federal Air. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. "Physical Address Hangar 14 O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International Airport) South Africa
    - "Background". Ekurhuleni. 3 (3/8). Retrieved 30 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 81.
  3. ^ "Route Map". Fedair. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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