Federal Airlines (FedAir) stands at the forefront of air travel to and from South Africa’s renowned Safari and Game Reserve destinations. The air operator recently introduced a further addition to its operational fleet: six Cessna® Grand Caravan® C208B EX aircraft.
These new arrivals are planned to elevate the bar for reliability and the overall safari travel experience.
On October 31, Federal Airlines hosted a corporate media event that marked a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to revolutionize air travel.
The introduction of the C208B EX fleet is poised to elevate the travel experience for FedAir’s passengers and customers traveling to and from luxury safari lodges across the region and from key tourism gateways in the country.
The Cessna Caravan C208B EX
The Cessna Caravan C208B EX is renowned for its dependable and efficient performance, making it the ideal choice for regional airlines, safari and charter operators, and cargo carriers worldwide.
Advanced Operating Features
The new Cessna C208B EX aircraft comes equipped with cutting-edge flight avionics and control systems.
With enhanced graphics, split-screen capability, faster hardware, and various other additional features, these aircraft promise a seamless and efficient flying experience.
Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 Engines
One of the standout features of these aircraft is the inclusion of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 engines. These engines are not only more powerful but also highly fuel-efficient.
This combination results in improved cruising speeds, higher payload capacity, and extended range. It’s a win-win for both passengers and the environment, making these aircraft an eco-friendly choice.
Enhanced Passenger Comfort
When you step aboard a C208B EX, you’ll immediately notice the heightened level of comfort. The interiors have been redefined to create a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere.
The seating is designed with the passenger’s ultimate comfort in mind, making the journey to the safari lodge just as enjoyable as the destination itself.
Options on Cabin Interiors & Configurations
These aircraft offer versatile cabin interior configurations, catering to the diverse needs of shuttle and charter customers.
Whether you’re looking for a VIP experience with seating for eight passengers or a standard 12-seater option, the C208B EX can be tailored to meet your requirements. This flexibility ensures that every passenger enjoys an enhanced level of comfort.
Speaking at the event, FedAir’s CEO, Mark Hurst, shared his excitement about this significant investment, stating,
“This new fleet of six C208B EX aircraft represents a R350,000,000 investment by us into our business and the country’s key exclusive safari tourism industry, and will provide at least ten years of safe, reliable and enhanced air travel for our guests and customers.”
“We are proud to be at the forefront of the tourism travel industry, delivering air connectivity and exclusive shuttle and charter services whilst continuously striving to improve the overall travel experience for our guests and international travelers visiting South Africa from all corners of the globe.”
The Group Chairman, Rashid Wally, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing, “The Caravan C208B EX embodies our commitment to sustainability, passenger comfort, and overall safety.”
“The new aircraft will enable us to continue to offer our customers the highest levels of service and reliability, and we are grateful and encouraged by the continued support of our loyal industry partners and clients.”
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