South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 74 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink, and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub.

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 wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA.

SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for 14 consecutive years and the winner of ‘Best Airline staff in Africa’ for four years. SAA has been named the coolest domestic airline at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

Facts & Figures

Apr 2006 Joined Star Alliance

38 Airports Served

153 Daily Departures

57 Aircraft

Musa Zwane Acting CEO, South African Airways (SAA)

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Mr. Musa Zwane was appointed  Acting CEO of South African Airways on 17 November 2015. Prior to this, Mr Zwane held the position of CEO at SAA Technical. A position he was appointed to in November 2010.

Before joining SAA Technical, he spent 14 years with Sasol, his last position being Managing Director of Sasol Gas and serving on various boards within the Sasol Group. 

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Apr 2006
Airports Served 38
Daily Departures 153
Aircraft 57
Frequent Flyer Programme SAA Voyager
Passengers Annually 6.7 m
Countries Served 26
Hub Airport(s) Johannesburg
Revenue Passenger KM 21.8 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 2.1 BUSD
Employees 8, 525
Aircraft Types A340-600, A340-300e, A330-200, A320-200, A319-100, B737-800 and B737 Freighter aircraft
Updated As Of May 2017