BidAir Cargo was established in 1996 as Express Air Services whose fleet of freighter aircraft operated an overnight hub-and-spoke domestic network. Over the years we have constantly evolved as a business, learnt lessons and have made numerous changes to our business model.

Now as BidAir Cargo, we offer various African passenger airlines an airfreight services agreement to manage their under utilised cargo capacity. The airline gains revenue for the cargo capacity which BidAir Cargo manages and makes available to the express parcel industry. We have also developed other handling and marketing services for domestic and regional airlines. In 2014 BidAir Cargo acquired the business of Imperial Air Cargo which operates overnight freighter services in South Africa with a fleet of dedicated B737 freighters.

Our Values

Our values centre around a passion for service excellence, achieved through mutual respect, honesty, integrity and accountability, creating a stable work environment with well-trained and motivated people.

What we do

Bidair Cargo is the leading independent provider in Southern and East Africa of 24/7 express airport-to-airport air line-haul solutions for couriers as well as cargo management, administration and sales for airlines.

Serving the couriers

With on-airport operations throughout the country, BidAir Cargo serves the courier and express logistics industry, providing airport-to-airport air line-haul and related services for express shipments and consolidations.

Dedicated Freighters

To complement our daytime services on scheduled carriers, we operate dedicated Boeing 737 freighters to connect JNB, CPT, DUR, PLZ,GRJ,ELS, and BFN in a hub-and-spoke network every night.

Serving leading airlines

BidAir Cargo handles cargo operations, administration and sales for domestic passenger airlines, marketing their capacity and schedules to couriers, marketing their Cargo belly capacity and also acts as GSA or GGHA to selected international carriers.

Operations in Africa

In Africa, BidAir Cargo offers flexible cargo management to airlines, couriers and cargo owners via our network in Nambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, Mauritius, Rwanda, Southern Sudan.


BidAir Cargo has full accreditation from regulatory bodies, including the South African Civil Aviation Authority Part 108B, EU ACC3 for incoming cargo in JHB, DUR & CPT and Level 2 BBBEE rating. (Click here to see all certification)

Corporate pedigree

BidAir Cargo sits within BIDAir Services and is part of the Bidvest Security and Aviation Cluster, a subsidiary of the internationally-listed Bidvest Group which offers a wide range of services to the aviation industry.