SAA First Flights to Addis Ababa

SAA, in its ongoing endeavour to establish new routes and partnerships in Africa is pleased to introduce a service to Addis Ababa next month.

The new service, from October 27, to the capital of the outgoing Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and temporary headquarters of the incoming African Union, confirms SAA’s dedication to strengthen its ties and provide more services for its passengers throughout Africa.

The new initiative highlights SAA`s support for New Partnership for Africa`s Development (NEPAD). Addis Ababa is an important expansion to East Africa.

SAA will fly directly from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa twice a week, Wednesdays and Sundays and from Addis Ababa on Mondays and Thursdays.

SAA is the only airline apart from Ethiopia Airlines to offer direct service from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa.


Africa is the key market for SAA, which has far more flights to African destinations than any other carrier. In partnership with SA Airlink and SA Express, SAA services over 20 African destinations including Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls(Zimbabwe), Dar Es Salaam(Tanzania), Nairobi, Lusaka, Luanda.