Global Aviation Operations Charters Department undertakes to provide exceptional service to our clients with each and every charter experience – be it a one day tour group to Kruger or a 76 day celebration bringing the FIFA World Cup Trophy to Africa – our first class service, cost effective pricing and versatility is bound to exceed your expectations.

Our fleet of impeccable Airbus A320 and McDonnell-Douglas MD82 passenger aircraft are based at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and are perfectly suited for medium to large group charters.

Our MD82’s, carries up to a maximum of 164 passengers and are twin-engine, medium range, single aisle aircraft. One of the most successful commercial jet airliners ever made. They are easily reconfigured to suit VIP and Business Class requirements.

The Airbus A320 is the newest addition to the fleet and can carry 150 passengers in our standard configuration (12 Business/138 Economy) and 174 passengers in the all economy configuration. The Airbus A320 is one of the most popular aircraft on the short to medium-range aircraft and is the first airliner to introduce a fly-by-wire flight control system. We are the second approved operator of Airbus in South Africa and enjoy the full support of Airbus for our operations.

Global Aviation Operations has a fully manned Operational Control Centre, which is on duty 24 hours a day to ensure that in any event, our clients’ needs are prioritized and fulfilled. In addition, a commercial flight manager is assigned to each of our flights to ensure that our service is unparalleled. Our multi- cultural professional crew have thousands of hours combined experience in the air and comprise a winning team.

ACMI Leasing

Providing short, medium and long term sustainable leasing of aircraft - Our leasing department specialises in providing tailor-made leases that meet the strategic needs of our clients, ranging from Wet, Damp or Dry lease options.

Subject to availability, aircraft can be mobilised quickly and can be provided with full or partial crew. There are a range of options available for ACMI operations, including the use of training and use of local cabin crew. We can ensure the aircraft represents our clients’ needs by delivery it with full livery, aircraft configuration of choice and even branded safety cards and information decals.

Our aircraft leasing solutions and aviation support services can provide an instant airline with aircraft, crew, maintenance and operational support within a very short lead time.

For the start-up operation we offer the following aviation support services:

  • Liaison with relevant Civil Aviation authorities
  • Operating Certificate legalities
  • Assisting in establishing Operations Specifications
  • Support for operational control centres
  • Quality and Safety Management
  • Insurance
  • Base station organising
  • Aircraft scheduling and rostering
  • Furnish fully qualified air crew
  • Local crew training
  • Maintenance planning and support
  • Acquisition of aircraft for continuing operations

We also offer ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) leases to established clients who seek additional aircraft without the long term investment of purchasing.

Our current fleet comprises medium sized McDonnell-Douglas MD82’s and Airbus A320 passenger aircraft.


All our maintenance is performed by Global Aerotech, part of the Global Airways Group.

For more info about Global Aerotech, please visit its website