South African Airways marks 10 years of connecting the Munich with Johannesburg

Frankfurt, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — For exactly 10 years, South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s leading international airline, has been connecting the Munich hub with the South African metropolis of Johannesburg. Initially equipped with three weekly connections, the new service quickly showed potential and was already increased to daily flights in October 2007. Since then SAA has been offering a connection from Munich to Johannesburg daily.

Munich is a central hub of Star Alliance, of which SAA has been a member for over 10 years, and offers excellent onward connections especially to Southern and Eastern Europe.

Michael Bentele, Head of Europe of South African Airways, emphasises the importance of this route: “The daily flights between Munich and Johannesburg are a significant part of our European network strategy and also an important connection for the industry and trade as well as for tourism from Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This is also one of the reasons why the Airbus A340-600 with more capacity, will be deployed on the route again, as we are currently flying with the new Airbus A330-300. From the beginning, Munich Airport (Flughafen München GmbH) has been an exceptional partner and a comprehensive network in various fields was established, of which the sister airport agreement with the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is an important part.”

The daily connection leaves Munich at 21H05 and reaches Johannesburg 07H40 the next morning. The return flight departs from Johannesburg at 20H35 and lands in Munich at 07H20. Lufthansa connecting flights, Rail & Fly and the cooperation with Flixbus guarantee a comfortable journey onwards.

About South African Airways (SAA)

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low-cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for 14 consecutive years and the winner of ‘Service Excellence Africa’ for three years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on – time airlines.

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Source:  South African Airways (SAA)