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South African “no-frills airline” has offered to sponsor flights for qualified firefighters to get to Knysna to assist with the blaze.


With around 10 000 residents already having been evacuated from in and around Knysna, the fire currently raging in the region has been described by the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre, as one of the most destructive blazes in recent memory.

In response to the crisis, Kulula Airlines have offered to sponsor flights for qualified firefighter’s to get to Knysna to assist with the fires.


Zelda La Grange posted the status yesterday which shared the news of the flights.

Kulula has agreed to sponsor flights for 100 qualified fire fighters with their equipment, who can travel to George starting tomorrow morning (Friday 9 June) at 8am from ORT International.

Volunteer Qualified fire fighters should sms

Name, surname, contact nr, qualification and equipment detail to Diederick Stopforth on 082 940 5508 or email

Diederick is in contact with firefighters and George municipality on the ground.

Please spread the word for us to get 100 volunteers and equipment to join Diederick

Sources: Facebook
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1 comment

  1. Great that you help the firefighters. Now how about your regular customers. We live in Knysna and had a Kulula booking from George to JHB on Friday 9th but had to cancel to be at our house to watch for flare-ups and other disasters. We have re-booked our flight for next week but this has incurred a cancellation fee of almost R1,000. This seems most unfair as so many of us are suffering and we would have thought that a socially aware company such as Kulula would able to help their customers. All we ask is for the cancellation fee to be waived.

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