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South African Airways - Travel Partner News - May 2011



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There's No Stopping South African Airways!

South African Airways (SAA) now offers round-trip nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Johannesburg. Now more then ever, SAA will have the most convenient service to/from South Africa and over 40 destinations on the African continent for business and leisure travelers. With SAA’s unrivalled African network, same-day flight connections are available via our JNB hub on South African Airways and our regional partners, South African Airways Express and South African Airlink to dozens of destinations throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa and Africa’s Indian Ocean Islands.

Convenient connections to/from SAA flights at New York (JFK) are also available via our Star Alliance code-share partner, United Airlines and interline partners, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America from over 60 cities throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

With our new round-trip nonstop service between New York to Johannesburg, our customers will enjoy the fastest and most comfortable way to Southern Africa, and our legendary world-class service. For more information on our new flight schedule from New York (JFK), access your GDS or visit


The Most Comfort for Premium Business Class 
& Economy Class Passengers


South African Airways has been mastering long-haul travel for more than 75 years. Our modern state-of-the-art fleet of Airbus 340-600 and A340-300 aircraft are specially designed for passenger comfort for long international flights. Only SAA offers the highest level of comfort for both Premium Business Class and Economy Class than any other airline flying between the U.S. and South Africa.

SAA’s award-winning Premium Business Class features a uniquely-designed 180° lie-flat sky bed that is 78” long and 24” wide to provide maximum comfort on long flights. Premium Business Class customers enjoy on-demand audio and visual entertainment, gourmet meals and a wine cellar in the sky that features some of South Africa’s finest vintages. Our newly designed International Business Class Arrival & Departure Lounges at our Johannesburg hub offer a host of amenities, including; complimentary snacks and beverages, showers and changing rooms, and a business center for our Premium Business Class customers.

There is no shortage of comfort for Economy Class customers either, with SAA’s industry-leading legroom of up to 34” inches at every seat. That is 2”-3” inches more legroom in Economy Class than most other carriers to Africa. In addition to more space, our Economy Class offers audio and video on-demand and programming at every seat, featuring an extensive selection of blockbuster movies, short subject programming, music and games. Economy Class customers enjoy a selection of freshly prepared meals, complimentary beverage and bar service, including award-winning South African wines, and an amenity kit to refresh with during the flight.

With the most service between the U.S. and South Africa, aircraft comfortably designed for international travel and inflight service that reflects warm South African hospitality, it is no wonder that South African Airways has been consistently awarded, “Best Airline to Africa” by SkyTrax, OAG and leading business travel publications in the U.S.


SAA is Your Airline to East Africa

As the largest airline in Africa, with the most extensive route network, South African Airways now offers convenient service and competitive fares to the popular East Africa destinations of Nairobi, Kenya; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Entebbe, Uganda and the African Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius. Daily flights from New York (JFK) to these destinations offer convenient connections via our JNB hub and provide some of the fastest service for both business and leisure travelers.

We invite you to come discover the convenient and most comfortable way to more of Africa, with SAA’s award-winning service and warm South African hospitality. For schedule and fare information to East Africa and Mauritius, please consult the GDS or visit


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