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Fly International With South African Airlines


South African Airways is the largest and most important African airline. South African Airways was one of the first national airlines worldwide, being founded in 1934 and will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2009.

South African Airways carries more than 7 million passengers per year on its route network serving 31 cities in 25 countries. When it comes to the South African Airways fleet, customers can be assured of comfort, reliability, modern interiors, technologically advanced, trend-setting features and most of all, high safety standards applied in maintaining aircraft.

South African Airways joined Star Alliance, the world's largest global airline network, in 2006. South African Airways membership to the Star Alliance is unique in that it is the only airline based in Africa that is part of the network, offering the world over 20 destinations into Africa.


Direct flights daily from Perth and Sydney to South Africa

South African Airways offers passengers the fastest way to Africa direct from Sydney and Perth with connecting flights from Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane The airline now offers non-stop services to Africa from Perth and Sydney each day.

The airline has one of the world's youngest fleets of 58 aircraft that includes brand new Airbus A340-600, A340-300E and A319.

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Customers come first with South African Airways

With a vision to become the carrier of choice in their specific market, customers always come first when flying with South African Airways. The airline's crew and ground staff are always happy to help first time visitors who may have little knowledge about arriving in Johannesburg.

Flying South African Airways means minimal connection delays and no expensive stopovers with the reliable ability to check through luggage to Johannesburg on a connecting flight.


Classes of Travel


Premium or Business Class on South African Airways boasts flat-bed seats that were voted " The most comfortable Business Class Flat-bed Seat" in the world, by Skytrax 2004/2005 and are available on all A340-600 aircraft. Each seat on South African Airways Business Class has its own power supply for laptops, individual reading lights with four settings, telephones at every seat, individually adjustable lumbar support, articulated armrest which flattens to widen the bed to 24" and adjustable headrest. South African Airways Business Class passengers can enjoy an à la carte restaurant-dining experience, with gourmet meals available to eat when the passenger wishes.



Economy class on South African Airways contains seats with 33'' pitch and telephones in every seat. Passengers travelling on South African Airways Economy Class can enjoy the Audio-Video-On-Demand inflight entertainment. They can also enjoy a choice of two main courses accompanied by fine South African wines. This is available on all A340-600 aircraft.


In-flight Entertainment

Movies and other video or television choices are available on all South African Airways flights longer than 3 hours. South African Airways offers customers AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) on the Airbus A340-600, A340-300 and Boeing B747-400 aircraft on international flights. Customers can access either the Sony P@ssport system or the Panasonic 3000 System that is available at every seat. Passengers can select from a library of movies and audio programmes and are able to play, pause and continue programmes as they wish.

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