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SAA Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

South African Airways
(SAA), South Africa’s premier airline and the continent’s most awarded
carrier, is giving away 30 pairs of roundtrip tickets in 30 days in
celebration of its 70th Anniversary of excellence in the air. For a 30-day
period, July 1st - July 30th, 2004, customers can register to win at South African Airways will randomly draw the name
of one lucky winner each day to receive two roundtrip tickets from the
United States to South Africa. “Commemorating 70 years in aviation is an incredible milestone,” said Mark
D. Ellinger, Executive Vice President for South African Airways, Americas.
“There is no better way to celebrate South African Airways’ longevity and
success than to invite people to experience what we do best—taking
people in style and comfort to the wonders of Africa.”

U.S. residents can register for the “70 Years in Aviation” drawings by
visiting the South African Airways website at and
selecting the United States from the “select a country” drop-down box. A
special “pop-up” window will then invite visitors to register for the

Winners will receive a pair of roundtrip economy tickets from the United
States to South Africa for travel beginning September 1st and valid for
one year. Air travel will be provided from the airline’s New York and
Atlanta gateways on South African Airways’ direct flights to Johannesburg
or Cape Town, South Africa.

Registration for the drawings is limited to one entry per person. Ticket
winners must be 18 years of age, are eligible to win only once, and will
be notified within a 24-hour period. Passenger travel must originate in
the United States and certain blackout dates apply.

Launched in 1934, South African Airways flew its first international
flight in 1944 aboard a converted bomber that carried 14 passengers to
Blackbushe, England, over a span of three days. Today, SAA’s non-stop
flight time of 15 hours and 25 minutes from Atlanta to Johannesburg is the
quickest and most direct route from the U.S. to South Africa.


Together with its network of nine international alliance partners, South
African Airways provides convenience in helping travelers to reach more
than 700 destinations across the globe. The airline also serves more than
20 destinations across the continent of Africa, enabling passengers to
connect to numerous gateways with ease.