SAA, United expand codeshare in US

South African Airways (SAA) and United have expanded into 15 additional code-share cities throughout the U.S., effective March 31st, further strengthening their Star Alliance partnership. New South African Airways U.S. code-share cities serviced by United Airlines now include Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Detroit, Mich.; Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; Kansas City, Mo.; Miami, Fla.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and St. Louis, Mo.

“We’re pleased to offer even more code-share cities throughout the U.S., allowing travelers unmatched seamless connection capabilities to both New York (JFK) and Washington DC, our departure cities providing daily flights to South Africa,” said Marc S. Cavaliere, executive vice president North America, South African Airways. “The expansion of code-share service to and from these major cities truly enhances SAA’s ‘gateway to Africa’ guarantee.”

United already offers service via code-shares on South African Airways on 14 routes to Southern Africa, including to popular destinations like Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“Enhancing our code-share flights with South African Airways will continue to improve the travel experience for our customers going to and coming from Southern Africa,” said Michael Whitaker, United’s senior vice president- Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs. “Whether our customers are looking to scale Table Mountain or work in Johannesburg, we are pleased we can bring them closer to this important business and tourist destination.”

Existing U.S. SAA code-share locations already provided by United Airlines include popular connecting cities such as Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; Orlando, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Tampa, Fla.


South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington as well as daily direct service from New York that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.