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South African Airways-Travel Partner News-January 2012



South African Airways

The Most Service From The U.S. To South Africa

South African Airways has been serving the U.S. for 42 years with more daily service to South Africa than any other airline. We offer daily nonstop round-trip service from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg and daily direct service (via Dakar) from Washington, D.C.(Dulles) to Johannesburg. All flights are operated with modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A340 aircraft featuring SAA’s award-winning Premium Business Class flat-bed seats and the most legroom for all Economy Class passengers of any airline to Africa.

From our hub in Johannesburg, customers can make convenient connections throughout Southern and East Africa, as well as Africa’s Indian Ocean destinations via South African Airways and our regional airline partners; South African Airways Express (SA Express) and South African Airlink. SAA’s extensive route network in Africa of over 45 destinations makes it easy and convenient to travel throughout the continent, whether on business or holiday. And all along the way, our customers enjoy SAA’s warm, legendary South African hospitality.

The Only Daily Service To Dakar

South African Airways offers the only DAILY NONSTOP service between the U.S. and Dakar, Senegal in West Africa.  All SAA flights between the U.S. and Dakar are operated with four-engine Airbus A340 wide-body aircraft featuring our award-winning Premium Business Class with 180 degree lie-flat beds and Economy Class seating with industry-leading legroom. Onboard SAA to Dakar, all customers will enjoy on-demand audio and visual entertainment with extensive programming at every seat, freshly prepared meals, complimentary wine and spirits and an amenity kit to freshen during flight.

Convenient connections to/from Dakar will be available through Washington, D.C. Dulles Airport via SAA’s code-share flights in North America that are operated by Star Alliance partner, United Airlines and interline partners JetBlue Airways and Virgin America.  So whether your clients are travelling to Dakar on business or on holiday to visit the many cultural and heritage sites of this West Africa country, only SAA can get them there 7 days a week in style and comfort.

SAA Is Your Airline To East Africa

As the largest airline in Africa and 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

Top Travel Magazines Name SAA As “Best AirlineTo Africa”

South African Airways has recently been honored with two awards from prestigious travel magazines in North America. Readers of Business Travel magazine have recognized SAA as “Best Airline to Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa”, while Global Traveler magazine readers have named SAA as, “Best Airline in Africa”. Both magazines recognized SAA’s quality of service and unique brand of South African hospitality, featuring SkyTrax 5-star comfort rated flat-bed seats in Premium Business Class, gourmet international cuisine from renowned South African chef, Reuben Riffle, award-winning South African wines and an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment.

SAA is, once again, proud to be honored with these distinguished awards and extends gratitude to our loyal Travel Partners and valued customers for their recognition and continued support.

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