Because of increased interest in India in the ICC Cricket World Cup South Africa 2003, South African Airways (SAA) has added 10 more flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg.
From February 24 to March 25th, we have upgraded our aircraft from a Boeing 767 which carries 178 to a bigger, Boeing 747-200, which carries 291 passengers to accommodate cricket fanatics, most of whom are supporters of the Indian national cricket squad.
SAA has added 10 additional return flights, meaning 20 single flights for the duration of the tournament. The airline normally operates four flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will maintain those flights using the bigger aircraft.
In addition, we have added flights on specific days, February 24, February 26, February 27 (two flights), March 2, March 3 and March 4 (two flights), March 16 and March 25th.
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
Being the only African official sponsor, we are proud to 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.