Winners of South African Airways’ Annual Wine of the Year Awards Announced

Annual awards and wine selection recognise SA’s top vintages JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a gala dinner held at Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel on Saturday, 8 April. The awards were made in four categories: white wines, red wines,… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces new code-share route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a new code-share route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban. Air Seychelles will be introducing direct services between Seychelles and Durban effective 30 March 2017. The flight will operate twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays and is already… Read the full press release

South African Airways retains its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme Stage 2 status

Johannesburg, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has become one of only a handful of global airlines to retain its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), the comprehensive airline environmental management programme, Stage 2 status. SAA attained Stage 2 status for the first time in January 2015 and remains at the forefront… Read the full press release

South African Airways issues warning about hoax survey

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn customers of a hoax survey prevalent on social media suggesting SAA is offering free tickets to fly anywhere. “SAA is neither conducting an online survey nor offering free flight tickets. We have no association whatsoever with this so-called survey. Free… Read the full press release

South African Airways: recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for cabin crew training programme

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn members of the public of the re-emergence of a recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for cabin crew training programme. This appears to be yet another attempt by criminals to prey on unsuspecting members of the public. “There is… Read the full press release

South African Airways celebrates first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana with special low fare of $939

Special low fare of $939* (restrictions apply) round-trip to commemorate the only nonstop service between Washington D.C. and Accra JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating the first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana.  The new route was launched on August… Read the full press release

South African Airways won awards for brand recognition and innovative product offering

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has raked in a number of awards confirming its position as the leading airline on the African continent when it comes to brand recognition and innovative product offering. The most prominent of these awards is the Skytrax award for Best Airline in Africa,… Read the full press release

South African Airways celebrates Youth Month with activities aimed at stimulating interest in aviation as a career option

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the South African national carrier, celebrates Youth Month with a number of activities aimed at stimulating interest in aviation as a career option. The national carrier’s workforce is a young one, with almost 47% of employees under the age of 40 and almost 30% aged between… Read the full press release

South African Airways catering arm AirChefs open catering facility at the King Shaka International Airport

DURBAN, 2016-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — AirChefs, the catering arm of South African Airways, today opened a new state-of-the art catering facility at the King Shaka International Airport which promises growth opportunities in the province. “The KwaZulu-Natal region is ideally placed for expansion and growth, with a number of international airlines now flying from Durban,… Read the full press release

South African Airways updates on 2016 wage negotiations with labour unions

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is committed towards finding a speedy resolution to 2016 wage negotiations with labour unions. The airline would like to provide the following update on negotiations currently underway. 1.    SAA commenced wage negotiations on 11 April 2016 with four labour unions that enjoy recognition and… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ Sawubona wins Africa’s leading in-flight magazine for the second year in a row

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Sawubona, the in-flight magazine of South African Airways (SAA), the leading airline on the African continent, scooped the award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine for the second year in a row. The award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine was made at the World Travel Awards™ in Zanzibar, Tanzania, this… Read the full press release

South African Airways becomes the official airline of the South African Men’s Senior National Team, Bafana Bafana

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier on the continent, has scored a brilliant home goal by clinching a sponsorship deal with Bafana Bafana, the South African Men’s Senior National Team, popularly known as Bafana Bafana. The sponsorship agreement which secures the South African national carrier as the official… Read the full press release

South African Airways resumes flights to the Douala International Airport in Cameroon following airport reopening

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the South African national flag carrier, has resumed flights to the Douala International Airport in Cameroon following the reopening of the airport effective 21 March 2016. The re-opening of Doula airport for scheduled passenger operations has been confirmed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Cameroon. SAA’s… Read the full press release

South African Airways to reroute flights from Douala International Airport in Cameroon to Yaoundé

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the South African national flag carrier, will reroute its flights from Douala International Airport in Cameroon to Yaoundé, due to the closure of the airport in Douala for reconstruction work. SAA’s four weekly flights from Johannesburg to Libreville (Gabon) and onwards to Douala in Cameroon will… Read the full press release

Marriott Rewards members can now earn South African Airways Voyager miles for stays at Marriott hotels

Members can earn miles for their stays and redeem points for miles through flexible program Bethesda, Md., 2016-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program, announced that members can now earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager miles for stays at more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across 16 distinctive global brands…. Read the full press release

South African Airways’ catering arm Air Chefs received ISO 22000 food safety certification

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-11-24 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways’ (SAA) catering arm, Air Chefs, has received ISO 22000 food safety certification, opening doors for further catering contracts. The ISO 22000 certification which Air Chefs received, makes it the only airline catering company in Southern Africa to have received this global food safety management system standard at… Read the full press release

Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade South African Airways’ in-flight entertainment offering to business class customers

Providing a rich content experience for business travellers JOHANNESBURG, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offering to business class customers travelling on regional flights. Executive travellers demand an in-flight multimedia system that replicate, or even transcend, the experience… Read the full press release

South African Airways, Jet Airways expand further their codeshare agreement

Johannesburg, 2015-8-28 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have further expanded their codeshare agreement. With immediate effect, passengers can now book and travel throughout the combined networks of both airlines, and enjoy convenient flight connections between India and South Africa, over Jet… Read the full press release

South African Airways becomes the official carrier for the Trek4Mandela Expedition

Pledge your support and help keep a girl child in school Johannesburg, 2015-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways is proud to be the official carrier for the Trek4Mandela Expedition, where an intrepid group of mountain climbers will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of improving the lives of young girls… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches the African Choices Film Festival on board across its wide body fleet’s in-flight entertainment systems

African Choices Film Festival aims to promote African filmmaking globally Johannesburg, 2015-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) will this week launch the African Choices Film Festival on board across its wide body fleet’s in-flight entertainment systems. The festival is aimed at exposing African filmmaking to a potential global audience of approximately… Read the full press release

South African Airways: cabin crew recruitment is scam

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-7-8 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn members of the public of a recruitment scam inviting interested parties to apply for enrolment to be trained as cabin crew staff with the airline. “We have taken note of a communication that is circulating on social media and distributed on… Read the full press release

South African Airways honored with two awards at the World Travel Awards™; named Africa’s Leading Airline for 21 years in row

Airline receives more awards, inflight magazine, Sawubona, voted top of class SEYCHELLES, 2015-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), the leading airline on the African continent, this weekend continued its winning streak by receiving two awards at the World Travel Awards™, where it was named Africa’s Leading Airline for 21 years in row Besides… Read the full press release

South African Airways to focus on growing its African network and improving inter-connectivity on the continent

Miami, 2015-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), the South African National Flag Carrier, wants to focus on growing its African network and improving inter-connectivity on the continent. With more than 80 years of operations and a leading position in Africa, SAA has a crucial role to play in driving aviation traffic growth and… Read the full press release

South African Airways strengthened its position in West Africa with the upcoming introduction of flights between Ghana and US

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) the leading carrier on the African continent, has –  in what is a significant achievement for the airline – strengthened its position in West Africa, with the upcoming introduction of a second West African country linking air travel to North America. “Following months of SAA efforts… Read the full press release

South African Airways is the official host country carrier for the WTM® Africa 2015 to be held in Cape Town between 15 and 17 April

Johannesburg, 2015-4-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Africa’s leading carrier, South African Airways (SAA), will be assisting in bringing a vast selection of exhibitors, visitors and hosted buyers from around the world to Africa’s largest inbound and outbound show, WTM® Africa, next week in Cape Town. WTM® Africa 2015 is the leading business-to-business exhibition on the… Read the full press release

South African Airways inaugurates flight to Abu Dhabi

Johannesburg, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways’ first flight, SA 278, to Abu Dhabi departed this morning at 09:30 and arrives at 20:25 local time in Abu Dhabi. The daily service sees frequencies between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi double with partner Etihad Airways continuing its seven weekly departures. The new network addition will… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches its newly designed Fly SAA Duty Free online shop: flysaadutyfree.co.za

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has added a further innovative product offering with the launch of its newly designed Fly SAA Duty Free online shop: www.flysaadutyfree.co.za, The service, which is available on all regional (except Victoria Falls and Maputo), as well as SAA’s long-haul flights, is already available. The site has… Read the full press release

South African Airways nominated for awards in four categories from two separate organisations

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015-2-23 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, has been nominated for awards in four categories from two separate organisations. World Bio Business Awards South African Airways is one of only four international airlines nominated for two World Bio Business Awards for ground-breaking work being done to ensure… Read the full press release

South African Airways extends redemption period for its loyalty programme’s members

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, announced today that it will extend the redemption period for its loyalty programme’s members to enable them to continue to process AnyDay and MileageKeeper Awards to 28 February 2015 at 23h00, South African time. Whilst the majority of members… Read the full press release

South African Airways: yellow fever vaccinations no longer necessary for travel between Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has welcomed the scrapping of yellow fever vaccinations, which is no longer necessary for travel between Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa. The announcement was made by the South African Department of Health and the requirement was lifted with immediate effect. The decision was made at the… Read the full press release