South African Airways celebrates Freedom Day with sale fares to destinations throughout South Africa


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating South Africa’s Freedom Day with a 5-day sale offering special fares from New York-JFK and Washington, DC-Dulles to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. The Freedom Day Fares from Washington, DC-Dulles to Johannesburg and from New York-York to Johannesburg is for travel during the peak summer season.

The Freedom Day Fares are available for sale through April 30, 2016, for travel June 1 through August 10, 2016. To celebrate Freedom Day with SAA and take advantage of these special fares, customers can visit the airline’s website or call SAA Reservations at 1 (800)722-9675, or their professional travel consultant.

“The Freedom Day holiday celebrates the first democratically-held elections in South Africa back in 1994,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “On this holiday, South Africans honor the strides that have been made to ensure a democratic South Africa and a better life for all. As the national flag carrier of South Africa, we’re incredibly proud of this achievement and salute the country’s accomplishments by inviting our customers to visit South Africa this summer with these special fares.”

South Africa’s first democratically-held elections took place on April 27, 1994, when Nelson Mandela was voted as president of the newly democratic republic. For the past 22 years, South Africans celebrate Freedom Day on April 27, as a day to commemorate the sacrifices that were made to achieve equality, to strengthen democratic ideals and to reflect on the country’s successes in fostering a free and equal South Africa.

South African Airways is one of the world’s most awarded airlines, having been honored as “Best Airline in Africa” for 13 consecutive years by Skytrax. On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio/visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music choices. Via our Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to dozens of cities and destinations across Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.