Voyager soars as it exceeds 7.8 billion mile earnings and 5.7 billion mile spending milestones

South African Airways

South African Airways’ loyalty programme Voyager is fast becoming the continent’s leading loyalty programme with 15,000 Miles being issued every minute and 10,000 Miles being redeemed simultaneously during the past 12 months.

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…
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SAA continues to drive performance excellence across all business areas

Johannesburg: South African Airways (SAA) continues to drive implementation of its Long-Term Turnaround Strategy across the business. While commercially the airline has adjusted capacity against declining demand, 81% aggregate load factors marked the first quarter of the 2015/16 fiscal. The business has reduced operating costs by 14% and by beginning August SAA would have introduced two new commercially viable routes (Johannesburg Abu Dhabi in March and Accra Washington on 2 August) while the positive impact of improvement opportunities and efficiencies in its network should realise a positive impact of R 2,5 billion in annualized earnings.

SAA remains in full…
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90-DAY Action Plan Concluded

SAA’s achievements ensure that it’s well positioned for full implementation of the Long-Term Turnaround Strategy (LTTS)

On 24 March 2015, SAA completed the 90-Day Action Plan, which commenced late last year and was a roadmap to stabilise the carrier and resume full implementation of a refined LTTS.

“South Africans now have a national aviation asset which is well on its way to relative stability,” says SAA Acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. “The intent and core strategic impetus remains a constant; the board and management of SAA are unyielding in their resolve to fuel SAA’s future success and short- to medium-term stability.”

A full…
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90-DAY Action Plan Concluded