05 September, 2002, JOHANNESBURG: From December 1, South African Airways will revert to its initial schedule of seven flights per week to New York.
Last November, flights from Johannesburg to New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) airport were reduced from seven to three due to a decline in the demand for seats. As the demand increased more flights were added.
The schedule with effect 01/12/2002 will be as follows:
SA201 from Johannesburg (via Ilha do Sol, Cape Verde Islands) will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
SA202 from JFK will operate a direct service to Johannesburg on Monday, Tuesday, (Wednesday), Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
SA202 from JFK will operate via Ilha do Sol to Johannesburg on a Wednesday.
Due to heightened security measures at US airports, SAA would like to remind passengers using US airports as transit stops to have American visas, irrespective of their final destination.
No passengers travelling to South America and Canada via John F. Kennedy and Atlanta international airports will be accepted unless they have valid US visas. The only exceptions are bona fide US citizens and residents and South African passport holders who are Canadian residents.
Check-in time for passengers travelling to the US is still three-hours prior to departure as stipulated by the US Federal Aviation Administration. All SAA passengers travelling domestically and abroad are required to carry identity documents with matching photographs. Names on ID’s must match names on tickets.