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South African Airways launches nonstop Johannesburg-New York flights

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South African Airways (SAA) announced that its popular New York-Johannesburg service will now also operate non-stop from Johannesburg to New York, resulting in the fastest way to travel between New York and Southern Africa.

Currently, flight SA203 from Johannesburg to New York makes a 1-hour passenger and refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal. Starting May 1st, flight SA203 will depart Johannesburg at 8:35 p.m. for a non-stop journey to New York that will arrive at 6:40 a.m. the following day.

The change now means that SAA offers non-stop flights both to and from New York’s JFK airport to Johannesburg, South Africa. The new flight schedule will result in shorter travel times and allow even easier connections from throughout more of Africa.

In addition, when travelers arrive in New York, they will have even more morning connection choices through a number of airlines that can take them to points throughout North America and the Caribbean.

“Travelers have told us that they truly value SAA’s morning non-stop service from JFK and the range of excellent, same-day connection opportunities it affords to more than 40 destinations in Africa. But they’ve also expressed that they would love it even more if our return flight also operated non-stop,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways. “We’ve answered their calls, and are pleased to announce a return non-stop flight to New York. Now, they will be able to enjoy more time on the ground in Southern Africa, in such remarkable places as Cape Town, Victoria Falls or the Indian Ocean Islands, before they begin their return journey home.”

The updated schedule for SAA’s daily service between New York and Johannesburg is as follows, effective May 1st:

SA203 – Johannesburg/New York, departs Johannesburg at 8:35 p.m., arrives in New York at 6:40 a.m. the following day.

SA204 – New York/Johannesburg, departs New York at 11:15 a.m., arrives in Johannesburg at 8:40 a.m. the following day.

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