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More about the airline
South African Airways, or SAA as it’s also known as, is headquartered at OR Tambo International Airport from where it services 38 destinations all over the world. Since its inception in 1934, SAA formed part of the South African Railways and Harbours Administration. Initially the airline was also known by its Afrikaans name, Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens (SAL), but all of this changed in 1997 when the brand underwent major construction. In 2006 SAA split from Transnet and started operating as an independent airline. SAA currently owns Mango Airlines and also has links with SA Express and SA Airlink. The airline is currently being led by acting CEO Musa Zwane and a Board of Directors.
The SAA Fleet
With their range of aircraft you can be assured that all your travel needs are being met. SAA currently boasts the following aircraft in their stable: Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A340-300, A340-600 and Boeing B737-800.
Save with SAA
With SAA you can customise your flying experience, saving money where you wish and spending more if you feel it will add to the overall experience. The airline offers various flying packages throughout economy and business class for you and your family. The Econony Class Saver offers you the best value, including your ticket, baggage allowance and on-board meals. Premium Business Class brings you the full SAA experience including state of the art lounges, winning meal options and fully refundable tickets.
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The airline prouds itself on connecting Africa to the world and connecting the world to Africa. With South African Airways you can fly over 38 destinations worldwide. This includes all the major South African destinations, including Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Mthatha and Kimberley, as well as popular and exotic African cities like Livingstone, Kinshasa, Victoria Falls, Dakar, Brazzaville & Dar es Salaam. International destinations include Hong Kong, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Sao Paulo, New York and Perth.
Frequent passengers of the airline can benefit from their rewards program, Voyager. By signing up for this premium loyalty programme, you will earn miles every time you travel with SAA. Miles can be redeemed on any flights affiliated to the Star Alliance program. Your earned miles can also be used on non-airline rewards including car hire, spa treatments, shopping experiences. Join today!
Baggage allowance includes 1 -2 pieces of 23kg each on economy class and 1-2 pieces of 32kg each on business class. Passengers traveling economy class are allowed 1 piece of hand luggage not weighing more than 8kg. Business class passengers can take 2 pieces at 8kg each. For more information around baggage allowances, please click here.
Reservations: 0861FLYSAA | 0861 606 606
Complaints: 0860 003 146
When phoning from abroad: +27 11 978 5313
Opening hours: 06h00 to 22h00 incl public holidays