Tuesday, June 19, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: SAA pushes further into Africa with Abidjan & Brazzaville.

SAA logoSouth African Airways (SA) will, from 17 August 2012, resume its suspended Johannesburg, South Africa - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire service that it last plied 3 years ago. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 twice a week.

South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 
-Starts 17 August 2012
  • SA056 JNB1245 – 1710ACC1810 – 1910ABJ 332 25
  • SA057 ABJ2020 – 2130ACC2230 – 0625+1JNB 332 25

SAA African Network
SAA's growing African Network
In addition, SAA is, from 13 September 2012, to start twice weekly flights from Johannesburg to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo using an Airbus A319.

South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa - Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 
-Starts 13 September 2012
  • SA084 JNB0915 – 1215BZV 319 46
  • SA085 BZV1305 – 1810JNB 319 46

The South African flag carrier has of late moved to consolidate its market share in the profitable, albeit under-served, markets of Western and Central Africa, whilst axing non performing European routes. In May, SAA started flights to the Benin capital, Cotonou, then two weeks ago, SAA also announced an increase in its Accra, Ghana frequencies, whilst dropping its Cape Town - London route in order to free up more aircraft.