South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape Town were the first sustainable biofuel flights to take place on the African continent.
Etihad Airways is now able to provide enhanced access to and from South Africa following the launch of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its codeshare partner, South African Airways. A delegation of senior SAA management, South African government officials and visiting travel trade and media representatives, was welcomed to Abu Dhabi when flight SA 278 touched down on schedule at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 20:25 last night.
South African Airways will resume its daily nonstop flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York-JFK International Airport, on March 7th. The resumption of the nonstop service on the northbound flight from Johannesburg to New York-JFK will reduce the overall travel time on the route by nearly 90 minutes.
Etihad Airways and South African Airways have announced a major expansion of their strategic partnership, marking a new era of cooperation between the two national flag carriers. As part of the extended cooperation, South African Airways will launch a daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi on March 29th 2015, which will complement Etihad Airways’ existing flights between the two cities to offer a combined double-daily frequency on the route.
South African Airways is undergoing final preparations ahead of its move to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow tomorrow. Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal is the new home of Star Alliance at London Heathrow and will offer SAA’s passengers an unrivalled travel experience with easy transfers, whether flying to or from London or making a connection.
Travelport has announced a further merchandising milestone as South African Airways becomes the first carrier in Africa to sign up for Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding. Travelport Rich Content & Branding is highly progressive technology which enables airlines to more effectively control how their fares are visually presented and described on travel agency screens, bringing them more in line with the airline’s own website experience.
Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.
South African Airways has launched a brand new trade website aimed at providing trade partners with up-to-date information on South African’s national airline. The site has been designed to serve as a useful one-stop-shop for the trade to use and includes details on SAA’s routes and fleet, plus SAA contact information, FAQs as well as the latest news from the airline.
From March 28th South African Airways will be operating a newer aircraft, the Airbus A330-200 on scheduled flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg. The newer aircraft replaces the current A340-600 used on the route and will operate on SA235, the first of SAA’s two daily departures at 19.00 and selected SA237 flights, which departs at 21:00.
South African Airways, the leading carrier on the African continent, celebrates its 80th year of gracing the global skies. SAA which was founded in 1934 celebrated its 80th anniversary this month.
South African Airways has announced that it is resuming its popular non-stop flights between Johannesburg and New York – JFK International Airport. The non-stop flight will resume on March 9th, nearly three weeks ahead of its original schedule of March 28th.
Boeing and South African Airways have announced they will work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial US-Africa Business, attended by executives from leading United States and African firms and government representatives from several countries.