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Useful SAA Links and Information


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SAA Flight Bookings:

Check availability and book your SAA flights via the Travelstart online booking system, or simply opt for the most affordable option on any one of the other SA Airlines.

SAA Specials:

Check the latest SAA Flight Specials here, or use the online flight booking form to book the cheapest fares for the travel dates you have in mind.

SAA Online Check-in:

Save time and avoid standing in unnecessary queues at the airport; check in online ahead of your scheduled flight with the SAA Online Check-In service.

SAA News:

Get all the latest online SAA news coverage here.

SAA Loyalty Programme:

Find out more about the SAA Voyager Programme and how to earn Air Miles here.

SAA Holiday Packages:

Want to take an epic holiday but not quite sure yet where to go? SAA Holiday Packages has a tailored holiday solution to suit your pocket and tastes!

Information on Flying SAA

Check out FlightSite's handy resource links for everything you need to know to fly SAA, from travelling with pets and special luggage to information on their lounges, seating options, etc.

The SAA Fleet:

Find out more about the aircraft you'll be flying on in our SAA Fleet section.

SAA Flight Schedule:

Need to see the SAA flight schedule to help you plan your next trip? For more information, view our SAA Routes page.

TIP: Booking SAA flights directly

Booking your flights directly through SAA may at times give you better fares. Always shop around and compare prices to get the best travel deals.

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Want to get more information on SAA Voyager, SAA's air miles / loyalty rewards program? Check out this link, or view some of the Voyager specials & promotions here:

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Looking for the official SAA Cargo site? Plan a shipment or contact the SAA Cargo Service Centre.

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Track your SAA cargo shipment here.

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Find about more about SAA Flights here.

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Track any SAA Flight's progress and arrival with this interactive map tool.

SA Express Flights

Find out more about SA Express here.

Why Fly SAA?

Find out why more SA air travellers are choosing to Fly SAA here.

SAA Flight Bookings

SAA, short for South African Airways, is South Africa's largest domestic and international airline company. Headquartered in Airways Park in Johannesburg, Gauteng, SAA flies to 38 destinations worldwide. SAA's international flights are generally routed via Johannesburg, rather than Cape Town.

SAA is a member of the Star Alliance Group. Founded in 1934 after Union Airlines was acquired by the South African government, the airline has since grown to be one of the leading airlines on the African continent. The airline split from parent company Transnet in 2006, and has since operated independently. Its air miles programme is called Voyager, with air miles accruable across the Star Alliance network.

SAA owns low cost carrier Mango Airlines, and also has links with Airlink and South African Express airlines. Get the best SAA flight deals below:

The SAA Airline Experience

According to the SAA website, they are committed to the highest standards in everything they do. From their warm hospitality and luxury airport lounges to an in-flight menu created by renowned chefs, they aim to deliver a world-class experience every time. To top this off, the airline has also recently been named the most on-time airline in the world.

The quality of catering, however, has has been known to vary.

While SAA's service and reliability is widely considered to be good, the airline has been experiencing financial management issues, and have also been accused of anti-competitive pricing behaviour in the local South African airline market.

During the 2012/2013 period, a number of executives have also left SAA in rather quick succession. It is, however, the only South African airline to be awarded a 4-star airline ranking from Skytrax, making it an excellent choice in terms of the in-flight service experience.

SAA's in flight features and benefits include the following:

  • Seat back TVs on long haul flights
  • 2 | 4 | 2 seat layout
  • Airscape in flight entertainment channel with Audio Video On Demand (AVOD), except on the A340-200 aircrafts.
  • Sawubona in flight magazine
  • Long haul amenity kits in Business Class and First Class.
  • SAA in the news

    SAA has frequently courted controversy, with a string of high-profile executive resignations and financial woes having plagued the airline int the past number of years. A turnaround strategy is currently being implemented to address the airlines weak balance sheet and capital position. You can find out more about the SAA turnaround strategy in the below video:

    For more in-depth information about SAA, SA's top airline, visit

    SAA flight routes

    SAA regularly flies throughout South Africa, with domestic destintions including the likes of Johannesburg, Durban, Lanseria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, PE, George, Hoedspruit, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Upington, Polokwane and Richards Bay. In addition, SAA also flies to a range of regional and international destinations, including:

    • Flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Frankfurt
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Paris
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Mumbai
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Perth
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Zurich
    • Flights from Johannesburg to New York
    • Flights from Johannesburg to Washington

    Since Malaysia Airlines quit servicing the Cape Town to Buenos Aires route, it is currently also the most direct flight routing to Argentina, albeit by default, via Johannesburg.

    The SAA Airline Fleet

    As of 2012, the SAA fleet of 54 aircraft comprises a range of Airbuses and Boeing 737s.

    SAA Flight Bookings

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    SAA Reservations

    You can also contact SAA Reservations telephonically on 0861 FLYSAA (0861 359722) from 06:00 to 22:00 daily. For more information visit - not!

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