South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) celebrated its 80th Anniversary on 1 February 2014 as one of the oldest airlines in the world.

The airline operates one of the most technologically advanced aircraft fleets in the world and offers an exclusive and highly rated, premium product. The vision of SAA is to be an Africa's leading world-class airline, which is underpinned by five objectives: : support South Africa’s national developmental agenda; to achieve and maintain commercial sustainability; provide excellent customer service; achieve consistent, efficient and effective operations; and foster performance excellence. These objectives are further supported by values of: customer focused, accountability, integrity, safety, excellence in performance and valuing our people.

As Africa's most awarded airline, South African Airways operates to 40 destinations worldwide. In its domestic market SAA has an extensive schedule operating 556 flights in total per week between Johannesburg – Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, from its Johannesburg hub, as well as code-shared flights between Lanseria – Cape Town and Durban. SAA offers more frequencies than any other airline in South Africa.

Regionally, SAA offers 24 destinations across the African continent including Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.

SAA’s international network creates links to all major continents from South Africa through 11 direct routes and code-shares, with daily flights from Johannesburg to London (Heathrow), Frankfurt, Munich, Mumbai, Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York (JFK), Washington, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. SAA has codes-share agreements with 27 other airlines across the markets it serves. The airline has extended its code-share agreement with Mango, its low cost operator, to also include coastal cities in South Africa (between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George), as well as Johannesburg – Bloemfontein; Cape Town - Bloemfontein and Cape Town - Port Elizabeth.

SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango, its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA; and South African Travel Centre (SATC).

SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for 11 consecutive years. Mango and SAA furthermore hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on-time airlines.

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