About South African Airways (SA) Flights
Welcome to South Africa’s national flag carrier airline- South African Airways (SAA). According to the vastness of its plying routes and customer base, South African Airways, at present, is the largest and possibly the best domestic and international airline company for South Africa.
South African Airways is a member of the Star Alliance- The biggest airline alliance in the world. The airlines has its headquarters in the Airways Park in Kempton Park, Gauteng. From this international hub, it flies to 38 domestic, regional and international locations, thus giving ample affordable flying options with unparalleled customer service.
South African Airways are committed to the highest standards in every service they offer. Be it their genuinely warm hospitality, or luxury airport lounges, to an impressive in-flight menu which has been curated by renowned chefs- South African Airways promises a class-apart flying experience. Also not to miss, the airline has also recently been named the most on-time airline in the world.
With its vast plying routes to various international and domestic destinations, you can get affordable tickets for South African Airways to travel to over 38 destinations worldwide, with direct flights to international hubs such Mumbai, Buenos Aires and London. Additional destinations include Europe, China, Benin, Abuja, Nigeria, Madagascar, the Republic of Congo, Burundi and Cameroon. It also has regular domestic flights to all major cities in SA.
The South African Airways Fleet
As per records from 2016, SAA's fleet consists of over 54 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts with an average flying-age of 10 years per aircraft. The current fleet comprises of Airbus A319, A320, A340 and Boeing 737 airplanes.
Services and Amenities
As SAA believes in delivering an unequaled flying experience to every customer on every flight, it has a host of complimentary and optional services to offer which are sure to make your travel with them worthy of every penny.
SAA's in flight features and benefits include the following:
- Seat back TVs on long haul flights.
- ‘Sawubona’- SAA’S extensive in-flight magazine.
- Long haul amenity kits in Business Class and First Class.
- Welcome pack, a blanket & full-size pillow and a personal touchscreen monitor with audio/video on demand for Economy passengers.
- A multicourse meal in Business and First class, carefully curated by renowned chefs
- Depending on the length of the flight, a light snack or a full meal is offered to the passengers in Economy class.
Standard hand-baggage allowance:
For Business and First class, 2 pieces of hand-baggage not exceeding 8kgs. are allowed. For Economy class, the hand-baggage allowance is 1 piece of luggage not exceeding 8kgs.
Standard Check-in baggage allowance:
For Business and First class, 2 pieces of check-in baggage not exceeding 32kgs. are allowed. While for Economy class, 1 piece of check-in luggage not exceeding 32kgs. is allowed.
Post you book online tickets for South African Airways, you can check your flight status, online check-in and pre-book meals on their official website.