07 January, 2003, JOHANNESBURG: South African Airways (SAA) customers’ choice of connections is growing. From today, passengers can now fly to New York via Dakar, Senegal.
We welcome those who are travelling between Johannesburg and Dakar and between Dakar and New York. We also welcome those flying between New York and Dakar and those from Dakar to Johannesburg, including everyone wishing to fly between New York and Johannesburg.
Twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays, SA203 will operate from Johannesburg via Dakar to New York and on Mondays and Wednesdays, SA204 will return from John F. Kennedy (JFK) in New York via Dakar to Johannesburg.
SAA’s direct flights to Dakar will further open the door to the growing West African Market.
Senegal, with its strong cultural and historical background, adds another interesting destination to SAA’s extended list throughout the African continent. The airline’s other destinations within West Africa includes Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and Abidjan (Cote D’Voir).
The route confirms the airline’s dedication to establishing new and more convenient services for its passengers. It also helps to promote and strengthen relationships between South Africa and Dakar and the whole of Senegal.
Through the creation of the new route, SAA once again demonstrates its support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and dedication toward the development of tourism on the continent.
In addition to its flights to New York via Dakar, SAA also operates flights to JFK via Ilha do Sal on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and returns on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
SAA flies to over 20 destinations within Africa with the help of its regional partners, SA Airlink and SA Express. This is more than any other national carrier.