SAA welcomes the announcement of a capital injection

Capital injection announced by the shareholder set to stabilise and strengthen SAA.

  1. South African Airways (SAA) welcomes the announcement of a capital injection made by government for the airline today. The injection will go a long way to stabilise the airline financially and will help restore the confidence of all stakeholders in the operational sustainability of the company.
  1. In order to turn its fortunes around, SAA had approached its shareholder with a request for recapitalisation of R13.1 billion over three years. The announcement today means that a total amount of R10 billion has been allocated to SAA in…
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SAA welcomes the announcement of a capital injection

South African Airways Announces the start date of its new CEO

Johannesburg, 22 September 2017 – South African Airways (SAA) announces the start date of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the airline’s headquarters, Airways Park, Johannesburg.

“We are pleased to announce that the start date of our new CEO, Mr Vuyani Jarana has been determined as 1 November 2017. The decision follows the conclusion of negotiations with his current employer on his release date,” said SAA Spokesperson Tlali Tlali.

The appointment of Mr Jarana will bring stability at the executive tier of the airline’s leadership. This will also enable the acting CEO, Mr Musa Zwane, to return to the…
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South African Airways Announces the start date of its new CEO

SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

JOHANNESBURG.  22 August 2017. South African Airways (SAA) would like to advise its customers of its decision to cancel flights to and from Johannesburg and Hong Kong International Airport due to bad weather caused by Typhoon Hato.

“We have taken a decision to cancel our flights between the two cities due to unfavourable weather in the form of Typhoon Hato,” said SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

The following SAA flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport will be cancelled.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

  • SA 286 from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

  • SA 287   from Hong Kong (HKG) to Johannesburg (JNB)

Assistance will be provided…
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SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

South African Airways resumes flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG. 20 August 2017. South African Airways has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today.

Flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were affected yesterday due to flight restrictions imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on operations. The decision to impose the restriction was based on the requirement from Zimbabwean authorities for SAA to have a Foreign Operators Permit (FOP) to operate in that country.

The airline had to cancel operations between Johannesburg, Harare and Vic Falls.

Since the grounding of SAA’s aircraft in Harare yesterday, the airline prepared and submitted all required…
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South African Airways resumes flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe

The bustling city of Kinshasa and all it has to offer

It’s my first visit to Kinshasa and the drive into the heart of the city is an exhilarating experience. The smell of fresh produce from the teeming markets and chicken grilling on charcoal fires is sporadically overpowered by the sweet, rotten stench of mountainous piles of garbage and acrid exhaust fumes. The constantly heavy traffic further announces itself in an unending cacophony of tooting horns. The sky is bruised and the air is heavy and humid and there is a dense sea of bodies and battered vehicles all around us. Many of the buildings are either unfinished or on…
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The bustling city of Kinshasa and all it has to offer

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