SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO ACCRA, GHANA

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Special low fare of $939* (restrictions apply) round-trip to commemorate the only nonstop service between Washington D.C. and Accra

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 4, 2015 from Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and continues to offer the only nonstop service between the two cities.  SAA operates the flights four-days per week with its flagship Airbus A340 and A330 aircraft, featuring fully-flat 180° beds in Business Class and seats with industry-leading legroom in Economy Class.  Convenient connections are also offered to Accra via Washington, DC-Dulles Airport from over 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada through SAA’s airline partners United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the service, SAA is offering a special fare of $939.00* round-trip (restrictions apply) for travel from Washington, DC-Dulles to Accra for travel between August 11 and December 9, 2016.  Tickets for this special fare must be purchased by August 15, 2016.

“SAA’s new route between Washington, DC and Accra, Ghana has proven to be very popular with travelers from the large Ghanaian communities in the metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore area, and has served to deepen trade and investment for many corporations doing business on the African continent,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “We have received an overwhelming response from travelers over the past year to the new flights on this route and remain committed to strengthening Accra’s strategic position in the West African region by providing our affordable and legendary world-class service.”

In addition to the service to Accra, Ghana, SAA also offers nonstop flights between Washington, DC Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal, three days per week, which continue onto Johannesburg, South Africa.  On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, spacious seating in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio / visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music choices.

For reservations and information, customers should visit www.flysaa.com or contact South African Airways’ Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675.

About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.

* Restrictions

Fares include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. The $935 fare is valid for round-trip travel from Washington D.C. – IAD to Accra, Ghana. Travel is permitted between 08/11/2016 and 12/09/2016. Minimum stay of one Sunday night is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours of reservation being made. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fares must be purchased by 08/15/2016. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and fuel surcharge (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300 + any applicable fare difference.  Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.

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