Air Freight to South Africa

International Air Freight Services to South Africa

Are you looking for an experienced air freight logistics service provider, with knowledge and experience in the South African market? Also, are you hoping for a service to ship your personal items urgently, you will need to use an air freight service to South Africa. However, if you try to do this yourself it will take more time and hassle to plan. If you don’t pack everything correctly, they might slide around during the flight. Incorrectly packed possessions can mean that your items will arrive damaged via air freight shipping. We also have to make preparation not to get the items held up customs. Besides, contacting the airline to make a booking for a larger object can be very difficult and frustrating. It’s best to hand over your items like household goods or your car to a professional Global Air Freight Forwarding to UAE, Aeon Shipping LLC. Let’s look at some of how this service will work.

Service Models for Sending Air Freight to South Africa

There are several models that you might want to consider when sending your household goods and or car to South Africa. The ideal option will often depend on your needs and price. For example, factors like the size of the article, the weight, and the urgency will all need to be considered. For this reason, it’s recommended that you contact Aeon Shipping Air freight service. They have multiple air freight options for you to explore. Also, they will create a cost-effective quote for your shipment.

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Popular Areas for Air Freight to South Africa

Whether you want to ship household items or a car to South Africa, there are several areas that you might need to consider.

Main Cities in South Africa

South Africa is a vast country, with a total population of around over 58 million people. We ship household goods and vehicles to many main cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Pretoria and many more.

International Airports in South Africa

Closest City

Name of Airport (IATA, ICAO)

Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport (CPT, FACT)


Durban International Airport (DUR, FADN)


Lanseria Airport (HLA, FALA)


O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB, FAJS)


Mmabatho International Airport (MBD, FAMM)


Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP, FAKN)


Polokwane International Airport (PTG, FAPP)

Sun City

Pilanesberg International Airport (NTY, FAGN)

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How Much Does It Cost to Send Items Via Air Freight to South Africa?

Several factors impact the cost of air freight. For example, the size, weight, and fragility might all affect the price. The price is quite higher than the other services. However Aeon Shipping Air freight service makes sure to customize the cost to suit your needs, it can be challenging to come up with a price. Shipping prices will range approximately between USD 4,700 to USD 5,100 based on service requirements. Contact Aeon friendly customer service and get a free quote, providing you with a more accurate understanding of how much you can expect to pay for this air freight service. When considering costs, it’s also essential to factor in the amount of taxes that you will be expected to pay.

Process of Sending Items over Air Freight

Process of Household effects

There are several steps that Aeon Shipping takes to make sure that all your items arrive in excellent condition. For example, they will make sure that everything has been appropriately packaged to prevent damage occurring in transit. Finally, they will inspect the package. Some things, like illegal drugs, firearms, and plant products, can’t be transported. To make sure that you aren’t carrying anything that could get you in trouble with customs, contact the Aeon Shipping team and discuss the shipment.

We can ship sports cars, classic cars, racing cars, speciality collective cars, luxury cars, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and any other type of automobile. for vehicles with high value, or is urgently required at another location, air shipment will dramatically reduce the transit time and prove to be the most secure transport mode on offer.

How to Ship Cars and Motorcycles by Air Cargo/ Air Freight

  • Vehicle must be pre-approved and mandatory to be right-hand drive only.
  • Cars must be completely empty, no personal items or extra parts are allowed in the car.
  • No more than 1/8 tank of gas in the car.
  • You must provide us with a set of keys for the vehicle.
  • If your vehicle is stored longer than the allowed free time by the airline, you will be responsible to pay those fees.

*Actual transit time once the flight has uplifted from origin can take 1 to 10 days depending on the final destination and urgency of the shipment.

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How Long Does Air Freight to South Africa Take?

Airfreight service to South Africa often only takes around 4 to 5 business days. However, there are some cases where you might experience delays. For example, the plane might be unable to take off or land due to poor weather. When these unexpected situations do occur, Aeon Shipping will be able to keep you informed.

Destination Guidelines

Custom Clearance Process

You need to be aware of the paperwork that you need to present; these vary, depending on what you are trying to import. Generally, you will need to provide a copy of the following; Bill of Lading, Invoice, Packing List, and Certificate of Origin. Once these forms have been provided, the items will need to be inspected. They will be released from customs once they pass this inspection. To make things easier, Aeon Shipping will guide you through this process.

Duties Taxes

The amount that you will need to pay might vary, depending on your shipping origination. The standard VAT rate is 15% for most taxable supplies. When moving to South Africa, foreigners are able to import for free all personal belongings, either by themselves or with the help of a moving company. Clothes, shoes, toiletries and scrap items can be imported without a fee in or out of the country, but only in an amount appropriate for personal usage.


There are numerous factors for you to consider when trying to send an item to South Africa. Once you decide to use the services provided by Aeon Shipping, we will provide you with a customized shipping experience that fits your needs. All items will be barcoded and make sure to pack these for the journey ahead. Aeon Shipping will make sure that your shipment arrives in excellent condition and gets through customs without issues. Aeon Shipping has over a decade of experience which made it possible for them to easily respond to any problems they encounter as well as to any client requests. Since they have an extensive understanding of the requirements of international air freight. So, be sure to get in contact with the team today and request your free quote.

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