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South African Airways flights & tickets

South African Airways was founded in 1934 and is the national carrier of South Africa. The airline flies to over 35 destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia, North America, and South America.

South African Airways is South Africa's first 4-star airline and averages an on-time performance rating of 86%. The carrier operates from its hub at O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa, with a focus city location at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.

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South African Airways flies to a number of cities in South Africa and Africa. From Johannesburg, fly to destinations like:

  • Durbin, South Africa - SAA offers 44 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 5 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $124.
  • Kimberley, South Africa - SAA airline offers 28 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 5 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $150.
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa - SAA offers 14 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $217.
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - SAA offers 52 flights per month with a flight time of 3 hour and 20 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $401.
  • Victoria Falls, Zambia - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $271.
  • Mthatha, South Africa - SAA offers 84 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $186.
  • Nairobi, Kenya - SAA offers 44 flights per month with a flight time of 4 hours. Find roundtrip tickets for $597.
  • Livingstone, Zambia - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $336.
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa - SAA offers 172 flights per month with a flight time of 55 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $153.
  • East London, South Africa - SAA offers 72 flights per month with a flight time of 1 hour and 25 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $217.

The carrier also flies nonstop from O. R. Tambo International Airport to international destinations like:

  • London, England - SAA offers 48 flights per month with a flight time of 11 hours and 25 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $924.
  • Frankfurt, Germany - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 11 hours. Find roundtrip tickets for $862.
  • Hong Kong, China - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 13 hours and 5 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $879.
  • Munich, Germany - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 10 hours and 45 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $904.
  • New York, United States - SAA offers 24 flights per month with a flight time of 16 hours and 5 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $1,175
  • Perth, Australia - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 9 hour and 15 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $1,306.
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAA offers 30 flights per month with a flight time of 9 hours and 50 minutes. Find roundtrip tickets for $1,097.

South African Airways flies to multiple major airports located around the globe, including:

  • London Heathrow Airport; London, England - South African Airways is located in Terminal 2.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport; New York, United States - South African Airways is located in Terminal 4.
  • Victoria Falls Airport; Victoria Falls, South Africa - South African Airways is located in the main terminal.
  • Frankfurt Airport; Frankfurt, Germany - South African Airways is located in Terminal 1.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport; Washington, D.C., United States - South African Airways is located in Concourse B.
  • Perth Airport; Perth, Australia - South African Airways is located in Terminal 1.
  • Hong Kong International Airport; Hong Kong, China - South African Airways is located in Terminal 1.
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport; Dakar, Senegal -
  • East London Airport; East London, South Africa - South African Airways is located in the main terminal.
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; Nairobi, Kenya - South African Airways is located in Terminal 1B.

South African Airways operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The newest addition to the fleet is the Airbus A330-300 featuring 203 Economy Class seats and comfortable flat-beds in Business Class. The largest of the fleet is the Airbus 340-300/600 with 215 Economy Class seats - ideal for long-haul and overseas flights. Other Airbus models include A330-200, A320-200, and A319-100. For domestic flights, the airline uses the Boeing B737-800 aircraft.

Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances on Africa’s south airline depend on the class you’re flying. On most international flights, Business class is allowed two bags up to 70 pounds each while Economy Class passengers can have two 50 pound bags. Some routes have stipulations, and these can be found under the “baggage” section on the airline’s website. Carry on bags must not exceed 18 pounds and they must fit under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead bins. In addition to the carry on, passengers may bring a small personal item, such as a purse or briefcase.

Meals, Snacks, and Drinks

The in flight cuisine has been curated by celebrity chefs Reuben Riffel and Benny Masekwameng, and these top notch meals earned this airline the first honorary membership to the South African Chefs’ Association. Special meals for those with dietary restrictions can be requested, make sure you call at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements. South Africa has a rich wine culture, and these delicacies can be sampled on flight, along with other traditional beverage choices like soda, juice, and coffee.

In Flight Entertainment

The in flight entertainment will keep you satisfied for the duration of your flight. The on demand entertainment provides a plethora of choices from the latest releases in film, tv and music.

Frequent Flyer and Loyalty Program

For those seeking extra perks, consider signing up for Voyager, SAA’s frequent flyer program. Climb up the membership ranks the more you fly, and enjoy perks such as bonus miles, private lounges at select airports, extra baggage allowances and more!

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