Few Words About Us

SkyClass is a distinguished South African charter airline with its head office & lounge located at Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo International Airport “ORTIA” (Airport code: JNB).

Johannesburg is considered the Air Transport hub of Southern Africa and caters for over 17 million passengers per year. Suitably, SkyClass is situated to cater not only to those VIP travellers & business flyers but also for worldwide & local tourists looking for an unforgettable flying experience at attractively priced charters. Whether it is an exquisite and most modern indulgence on board an executive jet or a historical getaway on a classic aircraft from a bygone era, SkyClass is dedicated to provide an unrivalled service, experience and value offering.

Founded in 1999, SkyClass was formed with the intent to preserve the classic South African Airline (SAA) fleet and operate as a private entity to manage the assets of the South African Historic Flight. Since its inception, Skyclass has undergone a change of ownership from the South African Airways Museum Society (SAAMS) and is now a fully-fledged charter and aviation company focused on getting clients where they want to be with an unparalleled experience.



SkyClass owns and operates its own fleet of aircraft. The Classic Airline Charter Division (CACD) fleet is composed of two Douglas Dakota DC-3s (up to 26 seats premium economy), and two Skymaster Douglas DC-4s (50 business class seats) for passenger charters. In addition, the DC-4s are exclusively configured with business class seating arrangement and spacious full height interiors. Equally impressive are the DC-3s with their premium economy seats for extra legroom and comfort that officially classify SkyClass as the largest classic airline operator in the world.

The Classic Airline Charter Division (CACD) within SkyClass delivers on a Five Star product culminating in a unique and a superb experience for any avid traveller, or for business/charter functions. Each passenger is treated to an unforgettable fun-filled adventure with the charm and elegance of First-Class on board service as it was in the aviation boom era provided by refined personnel who are passionate about preserving the classic flying experience. Long are the days when memorable air travel was for elitists and comfort was a sheer indulgence in the air; with its breath taking scenery and unrivalled view from above, SkyClass delivers the most unforgettable sky-experience.

The VIP division of SkyClass is the Executive Charter Division (ECD) also known as LuminAir. It is composed of a modern fleet and has a fleet comprising of a Lear Jet 45 XR, Bombardier Challenger 300 and a King Air 200. Each of these business jets is configured for executive, V-VIP travel with a seating arrangement for 8 passengers on board.

SkyClass is a Class II / Part 121 and Part 135 certified operator with A1,A2 and A3 category certification (CAA-2012). Additionally, it holds an N1 and N4 International Air Service License to cater for both domestic and International charter requirements.

Bottom line. . . SkyClass is a flexible, expedient and highly competitive charter airline currently operating from the central hub of Southern Africa and reaching out to the world. With its executive & VIP lounges, easy access, concierge service and chauffeur options with SkyClass is your choice in when it comes to the high flyers club for your travel experiences and requirements.