Johannesburg, 02 May 2023 – LIFT announced today it had signed a lease agreement for an Airbus A320-200 with AerCap the world’s largest owners of commercial aircraft and leader in aviation leasing. AerCap provides airlines with long-term access to the most in-demand passenger and cargo aircraft, engines and helicopters. “While Global Aviation has been around […]
THE LIFT NAME The name LIFT is the brainchild of eight creative South Africans who participated in the country’s largest-ever naming competition‚ where over 25 000 suggested names were received. Apart from capturing the marvel of the physics of flying‚ the name encapsulates a view of the world and our beautiful country. OUR PEOPLE We […]
Many think it’s crazy starting an airline in these times. We think it’s the best time ever. Welcome to South Africa’s brand new airline. The outdated supply-driven. high-debt airline model needs to change. Among many other things‚ Covid has proven that it’s simply not a sustainable approach. Instead‚ it’s time for a demand-driven business model. […]
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