Tuesday, July 24, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: SAA boosts flights to Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Nairobi from October; capacity to Mauritius from December.

SAA logoSouth African Airways (SA) will, with effect from October 2012 (September in Nairobi's case), be introducing added flights to its Johannesburg - Sao Paulo, Brazil,  Johannesburg - Mumbai, India and Johannesburg - Nairobi, Kenya services with Johannesburg - Mauritius likely to see an increase in aircraft capacity closer to the festive season in December.

South African Airways A330-200
SAA A330 (Jens Browkof)
This announcement is part of SAA’s overall route optimisation which is in line with our strategy to ensure better, more frequent regional and long haul services on routes showing a growing demand for business and leisure travel to and from South and southern Africa. The strongest growth is currently being experienced on SAA routes to various destinations in Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Latin America. Passengers flying with SAA realise the convenient connectivity to 26 (soon to be 28) African destinations and to key cities in South America and Australasia offered through our hub, OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg,” Potgieter explained."
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South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa -  Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Effective 1 October 2012 but still subject to Government approval, SAA will increase its 10x weekly frequency to Sao Paulo to 11x weekly with the addition of an extra Sunday flight ex-Sao Paulo. This additional capacity will be flown using a combination of the Airbus A330-200 and A340-300.
South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa - Mumbai, India
  • Effective 3 October 2012, SAA will offer non-stop daily flights between Johannesburg and Mumbai in India. Loads have proven to be good seeing as SAA's fifth (5th) weekly frequency was launched on 16 June 2012 with the sixth (6th) due to start on 21 August 2012.
South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Effective 13 September 2012, SAA will add three more flights to its current daily schedule which brings the service between Johannesburg and Nairobi, Kenya up from seven (7) to ten (10) flights per week.
South African Airways: Johannesburg, South Africa - Mauritius
  • Over the December festive season, SAA will deploy larger aircraft on this route to cater for increased demand.