Nairobi, 1 March 2010. South African Airways (SAA) today announced the introduction of wide body aircraft on the Johannesburg – Nairobi route, effectively increasing capacity into Kenya by 582 seats per week.
“Kenya is a key destination in our East Africa operation and the introduction of a larger aircraft type on this route is an important step towards increasing the flying options and enhancing our loyal travellers’ comfort levels,” says Aaron Munetsi, SAA Regional General Manager for Africa and the Middle East.
SAA previously operated the Airbus A319 and the Boeing 737-800 into Kenya. These aircraft are now replaced by the Airbus A340-200 and the A340-300. The introduction of these wide body aircraft means additional seat capacity on the route, lie-flat seats in Business class as well as a wider cabin and touch screen in-flight entertainment for both Business and Economy class.
Issued by: SAA Corporate Affairs
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About South African Airways (SAA)
SAA is the leading carrier in Africa serving 20 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa, from its hub, Johannesburg. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s international network creates links to all continents from South Africa through 10 direct routes and 19 code shares. SAA accounts for approximately 38% of all international arrivals to South Africa and through its Star Alliance membership offers 19 700 daily flights serving 1077 airports in 157 countries.