Wednesday, December 26, 2012

■ UNITED STATES: South African Airways, US Airways sign codeshare agreement

South African Airways logoArizona-based US Airways (US) and fellow Star Alliance member South African Airways (SA) have announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Transport – South Africa.  South African Airways recently signed two other code share deals with two other North American carriers: Air Canada (AC) and JetBlue Airways (B6).

US Airways customers will have access to South African Airways’ hub in Johannesburg as well as connections to Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Customers will also have access to Dakar, Senegal via South African Airways’ Washington-Dulles - Johannesburg service. South African Airways customers will have access to US Airways’ hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix as well as various destinations within the United States.
US Airways’ new codeshare agreement with its first codeshare partner in South Africa creates a seamless travel experience for our customers traveling to various destinations on the African continent,” said Andrew Nocella , US Airways’ senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. “We are excited to expand the reach for our customers to the African continent and pleased to continue enhancing travel options for US Airways customers.

US Airways customers will continue to have the ability to earn and redeem Dividend Miles on these new codeshare flights. South African Airways customers will also continue to earn and redeem miles as a member of the Voyager Frequent Flyer program.