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South African Airways evacuates stranded South Africans from Miami

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020 15:54

South African Airways (SAA), repatriated over 300 South  African citizens on April 14, 2020 aboard a specially planned charter flight from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to South Africa. This ... Read More

South African Airways suspends operations at its North America Regional Office

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020 16:33

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that after careful consideration and to comply with South Africa’s national 21-day lock-down to contain the spread of COVID-19, the decision has been taken ... Read More

South African Airways: Travel options due to COVID-19 coronavirus

editor editor- March 13, 2020 23:17

Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers flexible travel options with one free change in reservations on selected international routes to be ... Read More

South African Airways flies Miss Universe back home aboard new Airbus A350-900

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020 19:03

South African Airways (SAA) was honoured to bring Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi back home aboard its brand new Airbus A350-900 from New York and arrived in Johannesburg on Saturday, ... Read More

South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020 19:03

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) today announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business. The BRPs, Les Matuson ... Read More

South African Airways back in business

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020 22:04

The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways SOC Ltd (the Practitioners), supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises (DPE) and National Treasury (NT), have been successful in obtaining the ... Read More

Ultra long-haul: South African Airways flies new A350 from New York to Johannesburg

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020 19:10

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced the most technology-advanced aircraft available for international ultra long-haul travel with the launch of its new Airbus A350-900 on nonstop flights between New York ... Read More

South African Airways signs up to protect wildlife

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019 19:00

South African Airways (SAA) has joined the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife through the Illegal Wildlife Trade module of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Program. IEnvA is a ... Read More

South African Airways: Union strike could spell the end for airline

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 00:45

The unions representing the flight attendants and other employees of South Africa’s struggling state airline, South African Airways (SAA), said that they would launch “the mother of all strikes” at ... Read More

Unions support South African Airways pilot strike amidst allegations of gross misconduct

editor editor- October 3, 2019 01:07

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and have noted the announcement made by the South African Airways Pilots Association ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

South African Airways and Alaska Airlines launch new interline agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 14:50

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States, announced today that they have established a new interline ... Read More

African Tourism Board VP echoes South African President: It’s time for Africa to unite!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 00:26

Africa Day united 40 heads of State on Saturday in Pretoria when attending the inauguration of the South African President, Mr. Cyral Ramaposa  "It's time for Africa to unite", the ... Read More

Nonstop between Washington Dulles and Acrra, Ghana grows on SAA

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:07

Starting today, South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to 5 days weekly. SAA offers the ... Read More

Air Seychelles to go daily to Johannesburg

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 5, 2019 00:20

Air Seychelles has earlier today confirmed that the airline will operate daily flights between Seychelles and the commercial capital of South Africa’s and the country’s biggest city, Johannesburg from June ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board, joined by trade partners and airlines, promote Seychelles in key Brazilian cities

editor editor- February 27, 2019 22:04

Seychelles’ visibility in Brazil received an added boost last week as a result of the Seychelles roadshow, organized annually in the four major Brazilian cities by the Seychelles Tourism Board ... Read More

East African regional airlines battle to take over the African skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 19, 2019 06:21

East  African regional airlines are now fighting a winning and losing battle over the African skies which Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have been commanding for decades ... Read More

South African Airways boosts its US-Ghana service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 18:05

The flag carrier airline of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), today announced that it will increase the frequency on direct nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s ... Read More

Emirates 2018: 192,000 flights and 59 million passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 02:59

Emirates carried over 59 million passengers on more than 192,000 flights in 2018. "We had our challenges in 2018, however, we continued to maximize opportunities by deploying our capacity to ... Read More

Emirates partners with Star Alliance Airline SAA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018 08:35

Emirates, and Star Alliance Member South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for ... Read More

The big reveal: oneworld’s newest member – Royal Air Maroc

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 7, 2018 14:57

Oneworld, an airline alliance, started February 1, 1999 and currently has 14 members, thanks to the new addition of Royal Air Maroc. Read More

Seychelles taps new markets in Africa

editor editor- June 25, 2013 02:35

The wide reach of South African Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines is being used to tap new markets in Africa, according to David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director ... Read More

South African Airways and Etihad Airways forge strategic partnership

editor editor- May 7, 2013 08:19

South African Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing the two airlines to introduce a comprehensive range of codeshare and interline air services as ... Read More

Air Seychelles and South African Airways announce codeshare agreement

editor editor- April 27, 2013 00:08

The first phase of a codeshare agreement between Air Seychelles, and South African Airways (SAA) will see South African Airways place its “SA” code on Air Seychelles’ non-stop flights between ... Read More

South African Airways and Jet Airways announce code share agreement

editor editor- April 18, 2013 06:37

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South African Airways and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have announced a code share agreement that will enable seamless air travel connectivity to se Read More

Survey: South African Airways the best airline in Africa

editor editor- January 16, 2013 09:04

South African Airways (SAA) has been named the Best Airline in Africa by Business Traveler Magazine, following its annual consumer survey. Read More

US Airways and South African Airways announce new bilateral codeshare agreement

editor editor- December 19, 2012 04:56

TEMPE, Ariz. - Today US Airways and fellow Star Alliance member South African Airways announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Read More

South African Airways CEO quits

editor editor- October 9, 2012 04:23

South African Airways (SAA) will begin searching for a new chief executive after its CEO Siza Mzimela quit today, the office of Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said. Read More

Government guarantees $600M loan for troubled South African Airways

editor editor- October 3, 2012 04:37

South Africa's government said it that will guarantee $600 million in loans for struggling state carrier South African Airways over the next two years. Read More

ATA President Forum on Tourism in New York a joint effort

editor editor- September 28, 2012 05:00

NEW YORK, New York - Today, the Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced that Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-sponsor the seventh annual ATA Presidential Forum on Tourism, joining the Tanzania Tourist ... Read More

Porter Airlines and South African Airways announce new interline agreement

editor editor- September 18, 2012 07:01

Toronto, CANADA – Canada-based Porter Airlines and South African Airways (SAA) announced a new interline agreement that will open up connection opportunities for passengers traveling between Canada Read More

South African Air adds Abidjan and Brazzaville to expand Africa network

editor editor- June 26, 2012 08:24

South African Airways is adding two new destinations to its expanding Africa network. Read More

Cape Town Tourism laments loss of SAA London – Cape Town route

editor editor- June 7, 2012 01:39

South African Airways (SAA) announced yesterday, June 5, that effective from August 16, 2012, passengers traveling from London to Cape Town will fly via the airline’s hub in Johannesburg – ... Read More

South African Airways announces new flights to Congo and China

editor editor- November 28, 2011 06:22

South African Airways has announced an expansion of its African routes into the Congo as well as a new international route to China. Read More

SA Airways continues network expansion into Africa

editor editor- August 1, 2011 04:22

South African Airways (SAA) is expanding its network on the African continent, providing customers with even more travel options to destinations previously difficult to reach by air.   Read More

South African Airways cut airfares to attract more tourists to Tanzania

editor editor- July 20, 2011 03:39

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - In a friendly gesture to mark fifty years of Tanzania's independence from Britain, South African Airways (SAA) has announced to cut down air fare ... Read More