Airports & Airlines

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Airports & Airlines

    Through this list of links that we have compiled, you will find a variety of valuable resources from international airlines to every major airport and airline in Africa. You will also find a variety of links to help you with your travels from airport maps, flight information and seating layouts to airport shopping and much more.

    You may wish to consider using a travel agent that specializes in hunting worldwide or in Africa as they may be familiar with these routes and used to working with these airlines. Specialty travel agents can often get better deals than you can find on major websites or through regular travel agents. I highly recommend Travel Express, hunting travel specialists, they are the company that I personally use. Lori Ginn can help you, she is very knowledgeable and a hunter herself. She can assist you with all aspects of your hunting travel planning from airfare, lodging and car rentals to entry visa's, firearm permits, etc... Click here to visit Travel Express website www.travelexpressagency.com.


    [​IMG]World Airport Guide
    www.worldairportguides.com

    [​IMG]Airline & Airport Quality
    www.airlinequality.com

    [​IMG]Airplane Seating, In-Flight Amenities & Airline Information
    www.seatguru.com

    [​IMG]WikiTravel, Open Source Travel Guide
    www.wikitravel.org

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    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    www.tsa.gov

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    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    www.faa.gov

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    U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warnings & Consular Information
    http://travel.state.gov


    Major International Airlines

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    Air France
    www.airfrance.us

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    Alaska Airlines
    www.alaskaair.com

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    American Airlines
    www.aa.com

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    British Airways
    www.britishairways.com

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    Continental Airlines
    www.continental.com

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    Delta Airlines
    www.delta.com

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    KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines (Holland)
    www.klm.com

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    Lufthansa (Germany)
    www.lufthansa.com

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    Northwest Airlines
    www.nwa.com

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    South African Airways
    www.flysaa.com

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    Southwest Airlines
    www.southwest.com

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    Swiss International Air Lines
    www.swiss.com

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    United Airlines
    www.united.com

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    US Airways
    www.usairways.com


    Airports & Airlines in Africa

    Benin
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    Benin Golf Air
    www.benin-golf-air.com
    - City: Cotonou
    Cadjehoun Airport
    Airport Code COO
    Located in the city of Cotonou

    Botswana
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    Air Botswana
    www.airbotswana.co.bw
    - City: Gaborone
    Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
    Airport Code GBE
    Located 9 miles (15 km) north of the city of Gaborone

    Burkina Faso
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    Air Burkina
    www.air-burkina.com
    - City: Ouagadougou
    Ouagadougou Airport
    Airport Code OUA
    Located in the centre of the city of Ouagadougou

    Cameroon
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    CamAir
    www.camair.com
    - City: Douala
    Douala International Airport
    Airport Code DLA
    Located 6 miles (10 km) outside the city of Douala
    - City: Yaounde
    Yaounde International Airport
    Airport Code YAO
    Located 12 miles (19 km) outside the city of Yaounde

    C.A.R. - Central African Republic
    - City: Bangui
    Bangui M'poko International Airport
    Airport Code BGF
    Located 4 miles (7 km) northwest of the city of Bangui

    Ethiopia
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    Ethiopian Airlines
    www.ethiopianairlines.com
    - City: Addis Ababa
    Bole International Airport
    Airport Code ADD
    Located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city of Addis Ababa

    Mozambique
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    LAM Airlines
    www.lam.co.mz
    - City: Maputo
    Maputo International Airport
    Airport Code MPM
    Located 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the city center of Maputo

    Namibia
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    Air Namibia
    www.airnamibia.com.na
    - City: Windhoek
    Hosea Kutako International Airport
    Airport Code WDH
    Located 28 miles (45 km) east of the city of Windhoek

    South Africa
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    South African Airways
    www.flysaa.com
    - City: Johannesburg
    OR Tambo International Airport
    Airport Code JNB
    Located 14 miles (22 km) east of the city of Johannesburg
    - City: Cape Town
    Cape Town International Airport
    Airport Code CPT
    Located 14 miles (22 km) of the city of Cape Town

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    www.airports.co.za

    [​IMG]South African Airport Shopping
    www.airportshopping.co.za

    Tanzania
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    Air Tanzania
    www.airtanzania.com
    - City: Dar es Salaam
    Dar es Salaam International Airport
    Airport Code DAR
    Located 8 miles (12 km) southwest of the city of Dar es Salaam
    - City: Arusha and Moshi (Northern Tanzania)
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
    Airport Code JRO
    Located 23 miles (37 km) from the city of Moshi and 30 miles (48 km) from the city of Arusha

    Zambia
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    Zambian Airways
    www.zambianairways.com
    - City: Lusaka
    Lusaka International Airport
    Airport Code LUN
    Located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of the city of Lusaka
    - City: Livingstone - city on the border of Zimbabwe near the Victoria Falls, located 290 miles (470 km) southwest of Lusaka capital of Zambia
    Livingstone Airport
    Airport Code LVI
    Located 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the city of Livingstone

    Zimbabwe
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    Air Zimbabwe
    www.airzimbabwe.com
    - City: Harare
    Harare International Airport
    Airport Code HRE
    Located 7 miles (12 km) southeast of the city of Harare
     
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  2. Africaman

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    Does anyone know the name of the booking agent that offers cheap flight to Africa? I checked it out awhile back, but can't remember the name of the website.
     
  3. Clayton

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    An impressive list. More than just a few minutes went into generating it.
     
  4. gordon kings langley

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    Hi I have traveled to South Africa some 13 times, with my rifle. I have always used South African airway. They do not charge for firearm transport. In fact they give you a free additational 23 kg.
     
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  5. rookhawk

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    @Africaman I don't know of any cheap booking agents. The usual cast of characters is charging slightly more than published fares or at published fares PLUS the surcharge of $150-$250 for the value-add of dealing with your rifle permits. So no "deals" on price. (but still a value-add)

    Most people in the States fly one of three carriers for best pricing: Delta, Emirates or SAA.

    There are often better deals through other airlines, two that come to mind for secret deals are KLM and Lufthansa. With the latter it is strongly advised to pay up for a gun travel booking agent because there are so many hidden gotchas with traveling with the latter carriers through a variety of their layover countries.
     
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  6. Hank2211

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    Airlines and airports are a funny thing. Jerome is to be thanked for putting this thread together, but there is so much "lore" around airlines and airports when it comes to travel with guns that I'm not sure it's possible to ever have anything approaching 100% certainty. Actually, I'd settle for about 75% assurance, but I'm not sure we can even count on that.

    For example, I recently flew Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Jo'burg, and had no issues at all with my rifles. Many have had problems there in the past (even since they eliminated the permit issue). I would not fly KLN both because you need special permits to transit Holland, and because those often don't arrive in a timely fashion. Plus, they will arrest you if you have a folding knife in your checked bags (or so I'm told)!

    On the other hand, so many people say don't fly through London with guns that that's become received wisdom as well. I've flown through Heathrow at least 8 times on various safaris, and never have I had even a sniff of an issue. I think - or assume - that the issue in London might be one of arriving in one airport and leaving through another. The movement of the guns between airports (Gatwick to LHR, for example) can, I'm told, be an issue, but it isn't, or hasn't been for me, between terminals at LHR.

    As for airlines, apart from one exception, I've never had an issue with Air Canada. I would venture to suggest that if your initial airline takes the guns and ammo - the subsequent airlines will also take them without issue, provided they are in the same alliance (Star Alliance, One World, Skyteam, etc.). If you have to change carriers and the new carrier is not a member of the same alliance, they seem to look at the baggage anew, and that can cause issues. Having said that, my guns went from Air Canada to Air France, which are in different alliances, without a hitch in Paris (except that Air France lost the ammo . . .).

    Equally, I have never had a problem leaving Africa, probably because the airports there are more familiar with guns and tend to have established processes for checking them (even if it sometimes requires a bit of "grease" to get the wheels moving).

    My conclusion is that with the best of advice and experience, travelling with firearms is like getting through security at airports. There is a randomness which seems to be built into the system which needs to be accounted for in any attempt to describe what will happen.
     
  7. AfricaHunting.com

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    Thanks for the insiders information @Hank2211. In regards to traveling with guns there is a more comprehensive article on that topic at the following link:
    Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons & Ammunition: http://www.africahunting.com/thread...ough-countries-with-weapons-ammunition.14376/.

    This is very true and the way you interact with the people who you will encounter along the way will influence much of that as well...
     

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