South African Airways Adds More Travel Options in Africa

We are delighted to be operating 14 flights per week on the Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam route using a combination of our state of the art Airbus A320, and Boeing 737-800series or Airbus A319 aircraft. This is in line with our focus on growing our footprint on the continent

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South African Airways (SAA) is adding to its already extensive African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

The most recent change is an increase on the Johannesburg–Lagos route, where the airline will offer eight (8) frequencies per week, effective 1 August 2014.

“All flights will be operated with our state of the art wide body long-haul Airbus aircraft offering lie-flat seats in Business Class. We are confident that our esteemed guests will welcome this excellent product and especially our Business Class guests who are discerning travellers. We have observed tremendous growth in demand for premium travel in Africa,” says Aaron Munetsi, SAA’s Regional General Manager – Africa and Middle East.
The new schedule will provide greater/additional connectivity to the SAA network and accommodate the current passenger and cargo demand SAA is experiencing on the route. Additionally, it will offer seamless travel for passengers en-route to Perth (Australia), Hong Kong and mainland China as well as to and from Brazil.

    • The new flight on Tuesdays, SA080, will depart Johannesburg at 23h00 to arrive in Lagos at 04h15 the following day.
    • SA081 returns on Wednesdays from Lagos departing at 08h00, to arrive back in Johannesburg at 14h55.

“ We are delighted to be operating 14 flights per week on the Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam route using a combination of our state of the art Airbus A320, and Boeing 737-800series or Airbus A319 aircraft. This is in line with our focus on growing our footprint on the continent. Increases to the airline’s Africa route network are in keeping with SAA’s Gaining Altitude strategy, where the focus is on strengthening our presence in Africa,” added Munetsi.

Africa routes on which frequencies were recently increased include:


    Johannesburg – Harare (18 to 19 per week);
    • Johannesburg – Lusaka (20 to 21);
    • Johannesburg-Abidjan (from two to three per week);
    • Johannesburg–Blantyre (from two to three per week);
    • Johannesburg-Dar es Salaam (from 13 to 14 per week);
    • Johannesburg-Kinshasa (from four to six per week);
    • Johannesburg-Nairobi (from 10 to 11 per week);
    • Johannesburg-Ndola (three to four per week); and
    • Johannesburg-Windhoek (20 to 21 per week).

SAA has also enhanced its international route network, where frequencies on the route between Johannesburg and Mumbai have been reduced by one per week to six weekly frequencies, (effective from 1 July 2014). SAA will, however, offer the same number of seats as a bigger aircraft will be used on the Mumbai route.

“WE are making headway by aligning our Gaining Altitude strategy, where frequencies on low-performing routes are adjusted in line with our key strategic objective to achieve, and maintain, commercial sustainability. This enables us to play a major contribution to our country’s economy while supporting South Africa’s development agenda,” concluded Munetsi.

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