Desert Air Charters
At Desert Air we rely on our extensive experience and knowledge to satisfy the needs of every traveller. Explore the wilderness of southern and eastern Africa, from a fly-in safari to a corporate flight – Desert Air wants your flight to be perfect.
With over two decades of experience in the professional flying industry, Desert Air offers private fly-in safaris, luxury guided flights, scenic tours, corporate flights and emergency evacuation services if required.
Lean back and let our highly experienced aircrew guide you through this majestic country. We own and operate top of the range aircraft that we maintain inhouse. With our fully licenced flight school, we train our own air crew to the highest standards and offer pilot training to the public. Desert Air operate very popular scenic flights from Sossusvlei.
We pride ourselves in efficient professional service, focusing on the safety and comfort of our passengers.
History of Desert Air
Thys Rall, the founder of the company, embarked on his flying career in 1975. He now boasts close to 8 000 flying hours.
Desert Air has grown from humble beginnings in 1996 to a major player in the highly competitive tourism and charter market today.
In July 2011 Desert Air opened its own aircraft maintenance organization in order to perform all the maintenance required on their own aircraft. In January 2017 the company started its own flight school. Desert Air expanded its services in the tourism industry, now offering complete tailor-made travel solutions through our Desert Air Africa Safaris division.
What we offer
Desert Air operates on a private basis to afford our clients an exclusive experience. With a variety of aircraft, we offer tailored solutions to provide in all our clients’ particular needs. We adhere strictly to all safety standards, ensuring the safety and comfort of all our passengers. Our team of highly trained professional pilots will take care of you without compromise.
Desert Air operates five turboprop pressurised aircraft that provides services to all our corporate and discerning clients.
Desert Air’s fleet offers transfer solutions to large groups of passengers between destinations. The combination of our fleet can carry up to 80 passengers.
Scenics & Day Activities
We offer scenic flights and day activities on a private flight basis. Our schedules and routes are not fixed, and we base it on the client’s request.
Experience Sossusvlei and its surrounding wonders from the sky
Desert Air owns and operates a well-maintained 5-seater Cessna 206/210 single engine aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained 'aerial' desert guide. Each passenger has a window seat for great photographic opportunities.
None of the scenic flights have fixed scheduled times. All flights to the coast (Route 2 & 3) are suggested to be done in the late afternoon for sunset. The Route 1 can either be done early morning shortly after sunrise or late afternoon just before sunset.
The standard allowable average is 10 – 20kg luggage per person. This allowance is an average and is subject to the total of all passengers’ actual body weight. ONLY SOFT BAGS ARE PERMITTED!
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- Business Travellers
- Families With Teenagers
- Leisure Travellers
Best For What
- A View To Die For