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SAA celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday with vote for greatest icon

11 June 2008 Press Release Airline News

South African Airways is celebrating the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela by launching the SAA Icons 2008 list. The South African national carrier is inviting the public to vote for their favourite 90 icons from the last 90 years - heroes and inspirational humans, who have demonstrated and share many of Mandela’s characteristics - dignity, courage, humanity, humility, persistence, forgiveness, kindness, and more.

South African Airways Chooses Shepherd Systems

9 March 2004 Press Release Airline News

Shepherd Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Cendant Corp, and South African Airways (SAA) today announced a multiyear agreement that provides Africa’s leading airline with access to Shepherd’sÊ “Galaxy” brand Marketing Information Data Tape (MIDT) processing services - technology that will further strengthen the carrier’s ability to make strategic business and operational decisions that help drive profitability. MIDT data is a comprehensive source of market and competitive information pulled from global distribution services which, when integrated with other data sources, can enable airlines to make strategically sound, fact-based decisions about their operations and business.Ê

SAA`s Pilot Training Programme Back in South Africa

26 August 2002 Press Release Airline News

After being based in Adelaide, Australia, the South African Airwayså’ (SAA) Cadet Pilot Training Programme returns to South Africa.Training will now be done at the 43 Air School outside Port Alfred to stimulate economic growth in the Eastern Cape, recognised as one of the most disadvantaged provinces.