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Federal Airlines is pleased to announce an enhancement on the prepared catering service for guests travelling through their Johannesburg OR Tambo private lounge facilities.

Starting 13 July 2023, we are partnering with the renowned South African airline catering company, Food Directions, to offer guests an enhanced and added new food and beverage experience at our Johannesburg private Lounge.

At Federal Airlines, we are committed to providing all guests with exceptional service at every stage of their journey, and this partnership is another step in that direction. Food Directions is synonymous with innovation and quality in inflight catering, and they will be taking our lounge catering to a whole new level.

Guests visiting our lounge will find a range of morning and daytime snacks, accommodating a variety of options and dietary preferences. From fresh fruit and smoothies to savoury snacks, the products offer a variety of prepared fresh food and beverage options before and after flights.

In Johannesburg, our exclusive facility at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), complete with a private lounge, makes our guests feel right at home in Africa as the perfect start or end to their safari vacation experience.

Located five minutes away from the main terminal, guests can drive directly to the facility or make use of our free transfer services between the main terminal at OR Tambo and our facility. The complimentary shuttle service is also available on return to Johannesburg. Where guests can freshen up onsite in the available shower facilities before heading off on their onward journey.

On arrival at the Fedair terminal, guests may look forward to a warm Fedair meet and greet from our friendly guest service team, with a personal welcome and check-in or arrival experience before proceeding into the private lounge. This relaxing space allows guests to have a few moments to unwind as they prepare for their safari experience, enjoy some refreshments, or catch up on work-related activities. Our outdoor garden area provides a fresh e open-air setting, with a vantage viewpoint of the airport‚ and direct access to the apron where guests board the aircraft. The outdoor garden is an ideal spot for all photo opportunities.

All services offered in the lounge are complimentary, including access to complimentary Wi-Fi.
We look forward to welcoming you for your upcoming FedAir personal safari flight experience.


Federal Airlines, also known as FedAir, revolutionised the concept of shuttle flights to Africa's breathtaking Safari and Game Reserve locations in the 1990s. Over the years, the Company has established strategic partnerships with industry leaders in the luxury safari sector, further enhancing the standards of personalised aviation and safari within South Africa. As a result, the brand has become synonymous with delivering unparalleled service levels, ensuring a seamless travel experience throughout South Africa and the neighbouring region.
FedAir's fundamental philosophy is centred around three key elements: safety, flexibility and exceptional customer service and satisfaction. The Company and all its employees and partners are firmly dedicated to providing outstanding flight services, which has resulted in establishing a reputation as a leading provider of air travel that significantly contributes to the sustainability of tourism and travel in South Africa.
FedAir provides two primary service offerings: Shuttle Services to opulent safari lodges and bespoke Charter Services to destinations of the customer’s choice within South Africa and the region. The airline currently operates a combined fleet of twelve (12) Cessna Caravan C208B, one (1) Beechcraft B1900D, and two (2) Pilatus PC12 aircraft as well as two (2) Embraer ERJ145 50-seater aircraft.

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Exclusive services to Southern Africa’s premier safari destinations

We pride ourselves in ensuring that our clients and guests feel welcome‚ with a personalised service from the moment they come into contact with our airline and throughout their flight experience with FedAir to and from their safari holiday, game reserve, lodge or camp.