South African low cost airline Kulula, a subsidiary of British Airways franchise Comair, received the first of seven new Boeing 737-800 passenger jets, and will receive another two later in 2012. The new Boeing 737-800s utilise 18% less fuel per seat than the aircraft the airline are replacing, thereby saving two million-litres of fuel per aircraft per year for the equivalent total seats.
By the end of 2012 the airline will operate eight aircraft, carrying about 2.8 million passengers. Kulula currently operates flights to Johannesburg, Lanseria (North Johannesburg), Durban, George, and Cape Town.
The airline has the youngest fleet in Southern Africa, with an average age of five years.