South African Airways launches “South Africa on Sale”

South African Airways launches “South Africa on Sale”

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, has announced “South Africa on Sale” fares on its flights from New York JFK or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to Johannesburg or Cape Town, with fares starting at just $1,080* (plus taxes and fees) for departures from Sept. 13-Dec. 10, 2011.  The fares, which include the fuel surcharge, are available for purchase now through June 21st by calling 1-800-722-9675 or visiting www.flysaa.com. 

“It’s time to start planning that fall trip, just in time to enjoy South Africa’s spring season,” said Todd Neuman, acting executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways.  “It is a great time to visit Johannesburg’s many exciting historic and cultural sights, or to explore Cape Town as its flora and fauna start to bloom amid a region that is rich with both exhilarating and relaxing activities.  These low fares make it hard to pass the opportunity by, and SAA offers the most comfortable and convenient way to get there.”
South African Airways in May began operating its popular New York-Johannesburg flight non stop on the return from Johannesburg, providing travelers with even better connection opportunities in Johannesburg or New York, and less time in the air.  The morning departure from New York provides customers with an array of same-day connections to destinations throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.  The return flight departs in the evening from Johannesburg, and arrives in New York early the following morning, with a number of connections to points throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Travel for the “South Africa on Sale” fares require a 5-day minimum stay, and allow a maximum stay of 12 months.  Low add-on fares are available from other U.S. cities. To book the fares, please call 1-800-722-9675, or visit www.flysaa.com.

South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors.

Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit.  SAA’s unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.”  To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways’ premier mileage program.  To sign up, visit www.flysaa.com, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,160 destinations in 181 countries and more than 21,000 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United’s, US Airways’ and Air Canada’s frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights.  For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.  For information about South Africa, visit www.southafrica.net.

*Fares include fuel surcharges and are valid on SAA operated flights from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD). Offer valid on the purchase of round-trip, economy class tickets only. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Departure taxes and Sept. 11th security fees of approximately $110-210 (depending on itinerary) per passenger are additional and payable at time of ticketing.

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Tickets must be paid for and issued at time of reservation. Cancellation fees of $300 and change fees of $250 apply. No refunds will be offered after flight has departed. Re-routing is not permitted. Offer valid for reservations ticketed June 7, 2011-June 21, 2011. Valid for departures from the USA between September 13 and December 10, 2011. Minimum stay 5 days/Maximum stay 12 months.  Price is for new bookings only, is subject to availability, may change without notice and is not retroactive.