South African Airways (SAA)

With almost 90 years in the skies, South African Airways (SAA) is the most awarded Skytrax airline in Africa and the proud carrier of the South African flag, linking domestic, regional, and international destinations. SAA flies from Johannesburg to Accra, Abidjan, Harare, Kinshasa, Lusaka, Lagos, Mauritius, Windhoek, Victoria Falls, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and to Sao Paulo ex Cape Town/Johannesburg.

Since first taking to the skies in 1934, SAA has grown to include a passenger airline, a cargo transport service, and related services provided through its wholly owned subsidiaries, SAA Technical (SAAT) and Air Chefs. SAAT delivers high-quality maintenance services, major airframe checks, engine overhauls, mechanical components, avionics, and line maintenance to SAA and third parties. Air Chefs provides in-flight, airline lounges and other catering services to the airline and third parties.

SAA Voyager is a frequent flyer loyalty programme, which offers its members the opportunity to earn and spend Miles (the programmes reward currency) from 48 programme partners and 30 airline partnerships, including the Star Alliance global network, SAA prides itself on being “more than an airline” and a critical part of the South African story.