07 February, 2003, JOHANNESBURG: The 44 fun-filled days of the ICC Cricket World Cup South Africa 2003’s 54 cricket matches are here.
At at exactly 18h43 (17 minutes to 7pm) during Sunday`s opening game between South Africa`s Proteas and West Indies, South African Airways (SAA) will perform a flypast using one of its brand new Airbus A340- 600. Our message painted on the aircraft is simple: GOOD LUCK TEAMS.
Captains Johnny Woods, and Scully Levine will be at the controls of the Airbus above the Newlands cricket stadium to showcase SAA`s first of the 41 aircraft to be delivered during the next 10 years, and to express our excitement that our country’s profile is high on international sporting agenda. The fly-past will also demonstrate SAA’s pride to be associated with the tournament as the official carrier.
In a country where sport, whether soccer or golf is a part of many peoples daily lives, SAA is proud to be in the “Official Sponsors Category” to enhance the passion and excitement.
This tournament is not only important for us at the national carrier, but also for the country because of its potential to attract tourists
We are honoured to be the airline of choice of the tournament and we will be transporting all 13 participating teams, ICC officials and United Cricket Board of South Africa VIP’s to the event.
In striving to provide the best services during the tournament, SAA has made provision for additional flights where demand is high.We and our partners, SA Airlink and South African Express, have scheduled charter flights to increase capacity where the demand is high
Charter flights have also been arranged to carry spectators to matches. Enhanced security measures have been put in place.
Once again, GOOD TO LUCK ALL THE TEAMS