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South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is the national flag carrier and the largest airline of South Africa, with headquarters in Airways Park on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni Gauteng. Celebrated its 78th anniversary in 2012, it is one of the oldest airlines in the world which is always strives to be the preferred choice in Africa and beyond. The airline has been the recipient of numerous "Best African Airline" awards from different leading magazines and international organizations.

SAA is one of the leading and most experienced carriers within Africa offering over 21 destinations across the continent as well as major destinations within South Africa, including its hub, Johannesburg. Its international network creates links to all continents from South Africa through 11 direct routes and 22 code-shares. The airlines achieve milestones one after another by introducing the Airbus A330-200 to its fleet in 2011 and more recently added two Airbus A320 to its fleet.

Over the decades, South African Airways has evolved into one of the leading carriers in Africa that offer biggest route network in Africa and fly to more destinations, both overseas and within South Africa than anyone else.

Business Class

South African Airlines Business Class

Cabin Features

SAA’s Business Class seats on its A340-600, A340-300 and A340-200 aircrafts have been voted the most comfortable Business Class flat-bed seats in the world by Skytrax.

  • There is a trendy amenity bag stocked with all travel related necessities and cosmetics
  • For a pleasant night’s rest passengers can relax under a fluffy duvet with full-size pillows
  • 73 Inch seat pitch
  • A spacious aircraft cabin featuring 2-2-2 seating
  • Forward facing completely lie-flat seats
  • A la carte menu with premium South African wines
  • Lounge at UK and South African airports

Gastronomic Delights

Savor the most tantalizing international menu of culinary delights prepared by a team of celebrated chefs which is well complimented with signature wines and choice of beverages.

  • South African Airways is the first airline to be granted honorary membership to the South African Chef’s Association, ensuring the impeccable quality that you deserve. Special meals are offered on selected flights only. Order and confirmation about these meals are required 24 hours prior to the departure time.
  • Enjoy great food with great South African wine which has been carefully complement chef’s creations. Next time when you fly with South African Airways do remember that these culinary delights are selected by the panel of local and international judges so that you can enjoy the best.

Unlimited Entertainment

South African Airways offers the finest entertainment in skies. From latest blockbusters to news and from music to interactive games, the in-flight entertainment offered by South African Airlines has something for its every traveller.

  • Certain entertainment has route-specific titles and languages
  • Every seat on certain SAA aircraft is now fitted with audio and video on-demand systems
  • Personal television viewing (PTV) provides an endless stream of acclaimed TV shows, documentaries and latest movies. Air show maps are also available
  • All seats are fitted with user-friendly handsets which are specifically designed with intuitive controls making navigation through various channels much easy.