Erik Venter is the current CEO of Kulula Airlines that was founded in 2001. Kulula.com has mostly been given a shorter name by its loyal customers and is mainly called “Kulula” for short.
It might come as a surprise that the word “Kulula” actually comes from Nguni languages such as Zuli and Xhose, and directly translated would mean “It’s Easy”. The airline mostly operates from O.R Thambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport in South Africa.
In July 2012, Kulula announced that passengers will be able to enjoy a new range of Kulula Flights and will be the 1st to operate one of 7 brand new Boeing 737-800’s. Some of these brand new next generation Kulula Flights have already been made available to the public and the rest will be delivered by the end of 2016 to complete the airlines new fleet.
kulula.com is not a separate company, but is a trading name of Comair Limited, which also operates flights as a British Airways franchisee. That means that Kulula Flights will also reach the familiar destinations such as:
- Cape Town – Cape Town international Airport
- Durban – King Shaka International Airport
- East London – East London Airport
- George – George Airport
- Johannesburg – O.R. Thambo International Airport
- Lanseria – Lanseria International Airport
The latest news of their fleet since October 2014 is a total of 10 Aircrafts, of which all consist of Boeings. It seems like the bright green airline still has a long time to go before catching up to its bigger brothers, but with a whole new generation of planes and clever marketing, we might be able to see this airline appear as a giant in the near future.