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Meet 16 women who are flying SAA’s flag high

From senior cabin crew members to cargo operations assistant managers, the multifaceted and dynamic women behind South African Airways certainly fly the airline’s flag high. We celebrate 16 of these formidable ladies in our August issue in honour of National Women’s Day. Read about what they do and their fondest memories with our national carrier.

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Meet 16 women who are flying SAA’s flag high

South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

JOHANNESBURG. 20 June 2017 – South African Airways (SAA) has been announced a winner at the World Airline Awards for fifteen consecutive years.

At this year’s World Airline Awards run by aviation experts Skytrax, the airline won the Best Staff Service award as part of the highly acclaimed international awards held at the  Paris Air Show.

SAA also managed to retain its 4-Star rating for the 15th year in a row.

“To win the Best Staff Service award shows that our customer-facing employees are our true brand ambassadors who made a difference to more than 19 million travelling customers. Feedback on excellent customer…
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South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

South African Airways Celebrates Youth Month with Youth Career Summit

JOHANNESBURG. 12 June 2017. South African Airways (SAA) is showing its support for the youth of the country during Youth Month by hosting a Youth Careers Summit.

The Summit will see over 800 participants from six high schools and five TVET college campuses converge to form part of the discussions on the country’s skills requirements and opportunities.

The Summit with the theme, Limitless Opportunities on the Ground and in the Sky, will showcase the wide variety of career options at SAA in disciplines such as engineering, flight operations, logistics, catering, aircraft maintenance, aviation medicine, and aviation law.

The aim of the event, which runs…
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South African Airways Celebrates Youth Month with Youth Career Summit

South African Airways proudly celebrates Africa Day

JOHANNESBURG. 25 May 2017 – South African Airways (SAA) proudly joins hands with all the people of Africa to celebrate Africa Day today. In being a leading player in the aviation industry in Africa by facilitating the movement of goods, services and people and enhancing cross-cultural interchanges on the continent for over 83 years, we are proud to be recognised as the Best Airline in Africa for 14 consecutive years (Skytrax).

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 25 May 1963 foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, which then became the African Union on 26 May…
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South African Airways proudly celebrates Africa Day

SAA Cargo wins the Best Cargo Airline – Africa

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.

The awards are an annual gala event where the air cargo industry gathers to recognise the very best of the industry across 14 categories.

Stephen Mangan (MC); Colin Smith SAA Cargo’s UK and Ireland Manager; Shahe Ouzounian from Chapman Freeborn (category…
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SAA Cargo wins the Best Cargo Airline – Africa

SAA appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Johannesburg, 10 May 2017 – 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 Mr. Wolf Meyer.

The appointment followed a rigorous recruitment and selection process before a recommendation was made to the Shareholder for concurrence.

“Since the appointment of the full-strength Board in September 2016, the focus has been on stabilising the business and one of the priorities was to ensure that key management…
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SAA appoints new Chief Financial Officer