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South African Airways: High tech to DC

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

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“We are thrilled to have our newest aircraft operating daily on the Washington Dulles route,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “With a new and innovative Premium Business Class product and, a spacious and enhanced Economy Class cabin, SAA continues to provide world-class service to our customers both in the air and on the ground.”

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, has introduced the new Airbus A330-300 on the Washington DC-Dulles to Accra, Ghana, route. This service compliments the existing Washington DC-Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, route operated by the A330-300.

The interior design of SAA’s A330-300s provide a comfortable environment for long-haul travel with warm, neutral colors, textures and finishes that are inspired by the airline’s African culture and heritage. In SAA’s seating configuration, the aircraft has the capacity for a total of 249 passengers, with 46 seats in Premium Business Class and 203 seats in Economy Class.

, South African Airways: High tech to DC, eTurboNews | eTN

Just in time for one of the busiest travel seasons, many travelers can take advantage of the Step-up program to experience SAA’s new Premium Business Class product. The Premium Business Class offers 180° flat-bed and direct aisle access for passenger convenience, gourmet meals, award-winning South African wine, and on-demand entertainment system, noise cancelling headphones and power / USB ports at every seat along with increased privacy.

Also available for customers in Economy Class is a spacious cabin with newly-designed slim-line seats, offering generous legroom and extra personal space. Each seat is well equipped with access to PC power port/USB port and an on-demand entertainment system featuring a 10” touch screen for viewing, movies, television shows, interactive games or audio programming with an array of over 170 music channels. SAA also provides a selection of freshly prepared meals, coupled with complimentary South African wines and bar service.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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