What we do for couriers, freight
agents and the express logistics industry.

BidAir Cargo operates a closed loop system whereby cargo is delivered to and collected from aircraft directly by BidAir Cargo employees, thus enhancing cargo security and express service delivery. Short hand-in and hand-out times enable our partners in the courier and express logistics industry to adhere to tight delivery deadlines.Overnight we operate four dedicated Boeing 737 freighter aircraft on a schedule that connects all main centers in South Africa.

What we do for airlines

Cargo management

BidAir Cargo has the specialist knowledge, skills, and experience to manage their entire cargo operation through a complete range of cargo management services which include;

  • Cargo Handling
  • Cargo Administration
  • Marketing and sales of cargo capacity
  • Credit control, insurance and contracts
  • Access to the BidAir Cargo African Route Network with trained and skilled employees
  • Compliance with all aviation safety, security, legislation and regulatory requirements

General sales and servicing agents

BidAir Cargo acts as General Sales Agent for airlines requiring a ready-made infrastructure and network to optimize their cargo revenue. The benefits include access to our established network and contacts, sales to and servicing of cargo owners and agents, managing relationships and marketing the airline’s brand.

Cargo handling agents

As Ground Handling Agent, BidAir Cargo fulfils all the cargo service and documentary requirements for airlines. This embraces cargo operations from induction, screening to handing over to ramp handling agents. Airlines enjoy the benefits of cargo care, relationship management with cargo owners and agents and strict observance of cargo security regulations.

Our Service Types


For top-urgent shipments, cargo is guaranteed to travel on the next available flight. This service offers a tight *60 minute cut-off for hand-in/hand-out.

*conditions apply


ONX is an overnight express service for urgent and larger/consolidated shipments that have a time-definite deadline. It also allows for shipments that cannot be accommodated on passenger aircraft. ONX has defined acceptance cut-off times at origin, highest loading priority and guaranteed delivery times at destination.


Medical/Pharmaceutical products – Priority Loading – special instructions are to be completed in full on the airwaybill – 60 minute cut-off for hand-in / 45 minutes available or hand-out


Perishable Cargo Service provides an efficient acceptance transport and delivery service for perishable cargo in accordance with the IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR).


Live Fish shipments are guaranteed to fly on the next available flight. This service offers a tight 60 minute cut-off for hand-in / 60 minutes available for hand-out.


PetLounge offers hygienic and comfortable facilities for pets/animals traveling from airport to airport.  Click here to visit the PetLounge website.

A shipment is deemed ready for carriage when:

• Waybill completed in full
• Test weights and dimensions taken
• Waybill inducted
• Shipment labelled with tracking labels
• Shipment screened

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