Seamless Approvals for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at South Africa International Airports

Access streamlined flight permit solutions for South Africa International Airports via Just Aviation. Our proficiency lies in securing aviation permits and crucial clearances, ensuring your aircraft’s journey is smooth, covering overflight and landing permits. Rely on our adeptness for rapid permit procurement, even when time is tight, simplifying your travel coordination. Opt for Just Aviation as your dependable partner for a seamless visit to South Africa International Airports.

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    Overflight Permits in South Africa’s International Operations

    Overflight permits (for charter flights) are not required for flights passing through South African airspace.

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    Landing Permits in South Africa’s International Operations

    South Africa mandates landing permits for both private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights. The official lead time for processing landing permits through the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is five business days, with processing available during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 0800-1600 local time). Short-notice permits might be possible at the discretion of the CAA, but they are generally not processed on weekends or holidays.

    Landing permits are typically valid for +72 hours and do not require revisions for passenger or time changes within this period. However, changes of destination or passenger/time changes outside the 72-hour timeframe necessitate permit revisions.

    Special permits are required when operating to South Africa with more than eight passengers onboard, and an additional permit from the African National Park is needed for operations to Skukuza (FASZ). Detailed documentation, including airworthiness and registration certificates, Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) if applicable, and various other certificates and licenses, must be provided when applying for a landing permit. Additionally, passengers and crew members may require visas, so advance checking is advisable.

    Prior permission slots are mandatory for flights at Cape Town (FACT) and Johannesburg (FAOR), with specific slot allocation procedures. Johannesburg (FALA) caters primarily to business aircraft operations and does not require Prior Permission Required (PPR) or airport slots.

    How to secure flight permits in South Africa ?

    Streamline Your South Africa International Airport Operations with Expert Flight Permit Assistance. Reach out to us at [email protected] for a hassle-free journey. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive flight permit support, ensuring a smooth and effortless experience at South Africa International Airports.


    South Africa Civil Aviation has simplified the process, and it is generally not required to send any “Aircraft Documents” to obtain an overflight permit. However, this exemption does not apply to flights operating with “Dangerous Cargo – [DGR].”

    The airspace of South Africa is currently divided into three flight information regions (FIR). The South Africa FIR ICAO Codes are “FACT, FAJS, FAJO.”

    The working hours of the South African Civil Aviation Authority are from 0600Z to 1500Z.


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