South African Airways announces Valentine’s Day promo

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and a Skytrax 4-Star rated airline, is offering special fares just in time to give the gift of South Africa to someone special this Valentine’s Day. Round-trip Economy Class fares start from $829* (restrictions apply)… Read the full press release

South African Airways’ new Airbus A350 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International airport to JFK

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future.  We… Read the full press release

South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new Airbus A350-900s into its fleet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling nine wide-body aircraft – – five Airbus A340-300s and… Read the full press release

South African Airways among the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways has been named as one of the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance (OTP) by travel data and analytics company, Cirium. SAA was ranked fourth in the category for Middle East and Africa mainline carriers, ahead of some of its major competitors, making SAA the… Read the full press release

South African Airways reinstates flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that the airline has reinstated flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius after the airspace in Mauritius has opened for airlines to operate. Tropical storm Calvinia remains severe but has changed direction and is now moving away from the Mauritius with the risk… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces commercial introduction of its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) today (24 December 2019) operated its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft for the first time commercially in the domestic market. The aircraft departed from Johannesburg to Cape Town after 10 this morning, operating as flight SA323, and returned as flight SA336 from Cape Town… Read the full press release

South African Airways joins the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has joined the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife through the Illegal Wildlife Trade module of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Programme. IEnvA is a comprehensive environmental management system that SAA uses to ensure that the airline is as environmentally sustainable as… Read the full press release

South African Airways welcomes the launch of a new project that will introduce the use of locally produced biofuel at O.R.Tambo International Airport

JOHANNESBURG, INDIA, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary and low cost carrier, Mango Airlines, made history in 2016 as the first two airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights respectively, which were powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant, Solaris. That momentous occasion demonstrated… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol – Linhas Aéreas

JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol – Linhas Aéreas (GOL). The agreement will enable SAA to add its code on flights operated by GOL in the Brazilian territory, which will allow SAA customers to integrate their travel with easy… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China

Introduction of Guangzhou, first new route since SAA implements turnaround strategy JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA), one of the leading carriers on the African continent, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries…. Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager launches its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application.  This means that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of members’ hand with easy navigation whilst on the go. The current SAA Mobile App only displays a customer’s status… Read the full press release

South African Airways announce codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines

ACCRA, GHANA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has enhanced connectivity for its customers travelling to, from and beyond the West Africa region following the successful completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Africa World Airlines (AWA), the airline’s Ghanaian partners. The CEOs of SAA and AWA, Mr Vuyani Jarana and… Read the full press release

Advocate Vusi Pikoli joins South African Airways as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has appointed advocate Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team. He is currently an advisor to the Minister of State Security and was previously the National Director of Public Prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Adv. Pikoli joins SAA from 1 February 2019… Read the full press release

Emirates and South African Airways expand codeshare agreement

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending governmental approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced… Read the full press release

South African Airways marks 20 years of non-stop service between Johannesburg and Lagos, Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of non-stop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria. Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air… Read the full press release

South African Airways joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways, the national flag carrier and iconic South African brand, today (2 December 2018) joined the world in honour of Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic SA and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert. The fly-over was reminiscent… Read the full press release

South African Airways donates 15 computers to Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone, Zambia

SAA Donates Fully Equipped Computer Lab to Livingstone School to further STEM Learning Opportunities LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has donated 15 computers to Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone, Zambia yesterday.  SAA partnered with Bombardier, a multinational aerospace and transportation company, to present the school… Read the full press release

South African Airways launches new App to promote communication between management and its employees

JOHANNESBURG, AFRICA, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) this week launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees. The App, which is innovative and the first of its kind in the history of the airline, can be downloaded on mobile devices. It will enable employees to… Read the full press release

South African Airways again wins the ‘Best Airline Staff in Africa’ award at the Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) continues to set the bar in customer service by winning once again the ‘Best Airline Staff in Africa’ award at the annual World Airline Awards hosted by Skytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in London. In SAA’s sixth… Read the full press release

South African Airways increases service between East London and Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg. SAA currently operates 24 flights per week between Johannesburg and East London, with a double daily service (except on Mondays and Saturdays). Effective Sunday 10 June 2018 the… Read the full press release

South African Airways announces key appointments to assist with its turnaround plan

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround. The airline is aggressively implementing its turnaround plan aimed at returning the company to financial sustainability, with leadership driving… Read the full press release

South African Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines announce code-share partnership

JOHANNESBURG, 2018-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA will code-share with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda effective 15 January 2018. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines… Read the full press release

South African Airways maintains highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation for Muslim customers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to assure all Muslim customers that the airline maintains the highest Halaal requirements and standards in food preparation. “SAA’s Muslim customers can be assured that AirChefs, the catering subsidiary of the airline, is compliant with the stringent Halaal requirements as stated… Read the full press release

South African Airways receives clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today (20 August 2017). Flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were affected yesterday due to flight restrictions imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on operations. The decision to… Read the full press release

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… Read the full press release

SAA Cargo voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is proud to have bagged another international award within a short space of time at the 2017 Air Cargo Airline of the Year awards hosted by Air Cargo News.  SAA Cargo was voted Best Cargo Airline-Africa by the readers of Air Cargo News…. Read the full press release

Phumeza Nhantsi appointed South African Airways (SAA) new CFO

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi (39) as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017. Ms. Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 after the position was left vacant following the departure of… Read the full press release

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