South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity on its Mauritius route, with the introduction of a bigger aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 to this popular and growing destination.
Effective 1 October 2016, the airline will use an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, which adds extra capacity of 200 seats per week and offers customers an improved in-flight product. This aircraft will operate flights SA190/SA191 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to cater for the increase in demand to this popular island destination.
These milestones come as Voyager celebrates 15 months since its strategic changeover from a distance travelled to revenue-spend earning structure for SAA-operated flights.
In 2015 the programme was fundamentally changed to become Africa’s first revenue-based airline loyalty programme. The two most important changes at the time were to issue members with Miles based on the ticket price (base… Read More
South African Airways (SAA) would like to notify its stakeholders and customers that the airline has taken a decision to cease operating between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from 01 March 2016. The decision follows extensive analysis and efforts to make the route sustainable over a much shorter period than anticipated. The airline then sought and obtained concurrence from National Treasury after applying for permission to terminate operations on the route.
The inaugural flight with a contingent of senior government officials, and media guests on board, carried a substantial number of passengers proving the popularity of the route. The flight departed on Tuesday, 26 January at 23h55 from Johannesburg (via Lagos) and landed today, 07h30 in Abuja – where the aircraft was greeted with a traditional celebratory and welcoming water salute as it taxied into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
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A second entry point to Nigeria offers business travellers more options.
South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier in the sub-Saharan Africa region, has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region.
Adding a second gateway in Nigeria to SAA’s existing daily service to Lagos materially strengthens SAA’s position in West Africa where it plays a significant role in enabling the movement of goods and people between southern Africa and West Africa, thereby enhancing the growing trade and cultural exchanges between… Read More