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South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 57 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink, and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and eight 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 Staff Service” Award in the Africa category; this shows that our customer-facing employees are our true brand ambassadors who made a difference to millions of travelling customers.

South African Airways’ main hubs and destinations include Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra, Dakar, Nairobi and Lagos.

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Facts & Figures

Apr 2006 Joined Star Alliance

32 Airports Served

103 Daily Departures

48 Aircraft

Vuyani Jarana SAA Group CEO

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Vuyani Jarana was appointed CEO of the South African Airways Group on 1 November 2017, after an exemplary career with Vodacom mobile communications company, which he left as Chief Officer of its Business Division

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Apr 2006
Airports Served 32
Daily Departures 103
Aircraft 48
Frequent Flyer Programme SAA Voyager
Passengers Annually 6.8 m
Countries Served 22
Hub Airport(s) Johannesburg
Revenue Passenger KM 20.7 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 2.0 BUSD
Employees 5,752
Aircraft Types A340-600, A340-300e, A330-200, A320-200, A319-100, Boeing B737 Freighters
Updated As Of APR 2018

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