SAA 2017 Wine Awards

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, Cape Tawny and Méthode Cap Classique wines. The Chief Executive Officer’s Award and the Chairperson’s Award for the most exceptional wines of the year were also presented

The winners were as follows:

Wine of the Year (Méthode Cap Classique): Simonsig Estate

Wine of the Year (White): Bayede Marketing, King Shaka Chenin Blanc 2015

Wine of the Year (Red): Overhex Private Cellar, Survivor Red Blend Fairtrade 2015

Cape Tawny Award: KWV South Africa, KWV Cape…
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SAA 2017 Wine Awards

South African Airways takes innovative product offering a step higher

South African Airways (SAA) is taking its product offering, Step-Up, which allows customers to bid for a Business Class upgrade, to greater heights with record sales.

“We are pleased and excited with the enthusiasm our customers are showing for this product, within our bouquet of products offered on Flysaa.com, which are aimed to enhance our passengers’ travel needs.  For the month of December, many leisure travellers took advantage of the Step-Up product giving them the opportunity to   experience our Business Class product, which translated into record sales for SAA,” says Kim Thipe, SAA’s Head of Marketing.

In April 2015, Step-Up was…
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South African Airways takes innovative product offering a step higher

South African Airways rakes in the awards for brand awareness, product development

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) has raked in a number of awards confirming its position as the leading airline on the African continent when it comes to brand recognition and innovative product offering.

The most prominent of these awards is the Skytrax award for Best Airline in Africa, which SAA has now won for the fourteenth year in a row. The Skytrax awards, the brainchild of an independent aviation research organisation, have become an institution on the annual events calendar. These awards are based on unsolicited customer feedback which makes…
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Gallery: 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection

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South African Airways (SAA) recently announced their 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection at a glamorous event held at Southern Sun The Cullinan, in Cape Town.

The event – which was MC’d by television personality, Lorna Maseko – was well-attended by SAA staff and foodies alike. Guests included celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng, Head of Marketing for SAA, Kim Thipe, and SAWUBONA editor, Ingrid Wood.

Traditionally, SAA selects 24 white and 24 red wines from submissions to be served on their flights and in Business Class lounges. The wines are scored by independent…
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South African Airways (SAA) celebrates 30 years of offering the best South African wines on board

SAA sparkling wines on offer in Business Class

South African flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA) celebrates the 30th year of offering the best South African wines on board with the announcement of the winners of the 2016 wine listing.

SAA started the rigorous wine selection process in October 2015.

“Wine makers from across the country participated in the process and we have received a considerable number of entries as in previous years. The SAA wine selection process, now in its 30th year, is an eagerly anticipated event on our annual calendar.

“The…
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South African Airways starts process to select best on-board wines

SAA Gold Class

South African Airways (SAA) promises to offer the best in local wines through its annual selection process.

The selection process to determine the outcome of which wines are to be served on board SAA’s flights for 2016 has started.

“Winemakers from across the country have been invited to participate in the process and we’ve received a considerable number of entries as in previous years. The SAA wine selection process, now in its 30th year, is an eagerly anticipated event on our annual calendar.

“The selection is an integral part of our…
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