SkyTeam alliance carriers Air France and KLM are once again selling very reasonably priced tickets to Johannesburg, South Africa. Rates start as low as €391 and are available from many Spanish departure airports. Below you’ll find a few examples:
Flying from the major cities, such as Madrid, is also possible, but costs roughly €25 more.
A ‘Light’ fare this low, unfortunately, does only include one piece of carry-on luggage. You can add checked baggage by getting the ‘Standard’ fare, but this will cost you an extra €80.
On your way to South Africa, you’ll have a layover in Paris or Amsterdam. In most cases, it will only take between 1 and 2 hours until you get on board of your flight to Johannesburg. If you’re flying from Malaga, the feeder flight may be operated by Air Europa.
Search & Book
You will apparently be able to book your flights until March 12, 2020. You have to stay in Africa for at least 5 days and could stay up to 3 months. July and October are the only months with absolutely no availability for this fare.
We recommend using Google Flights (instructions) to find the best available dates within your preferred travel time and for your nearest airport. You can then purchase the tickets directly on KLM’s website.
The tickets will be issued in booking class L for the feeder flights, and G for the long-haul flights. A Bilbao – Johannesburg roundtrip should get you:
- 4,250 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 4,100 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 3,210 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 3,210 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 3,180 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 3,180 on Delta SkyMiles
- 3,180 on Air Europa Club
- 3,170 on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,810 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 2,670 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 2,670 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 2,640 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 2,640 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,640 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 2,640 on Korean Air Skypass
- 2,640 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 2,640 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 760 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 600 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 470 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Information on Johannesburg
Tips for Johannesburg
Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.
Best Time to Travel
The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.
From the Airport to the City
One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.
All Dealz for Johannesburg
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