March Newsletter  

Off to a flying start

Wow! 2011 has gotten off to a flying start with February already over and March upon us. Speaking of flying starts, we would like to congratulate the Proteas on their first performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Like the rest of South Africa, we are behind 'the boys' to the very end.

Staying on the theme of sport, the world's biggest timed cycling event is happening in Cape Town on the 14th March. As always, we help 100's of riders fly down to the event with their bikes. Click here for more info on this convenient service.

Remember, we increased our standard baggage allowance from 20Kg's to 23Kg's, so now there's more room for your other goodies too.

Until next time, travel safe!

Destination of the month
Summer flights - Toll free flyingSpecial 1Special 2More special fares
Upcoming events
SAA News
Partner of the month

Destination of the Month - New York

The problem with visiting New York is knowing where to begin, but even if you don't immediately rush off to view the world-famous sights and icons of this most dynamic of cities, just being there is enough. The wonder of New York is in the energy and the diversity that emanates from its densely packed, multi-cultural population. The city vibrates with colliding cultures, languages and nuances; here high-life and low-life rub shoulders, and whoever you are and whatever your taste, there will be something to amuse and stimulate you 24-hours a day.

Whether lolling on a bench in leafy Central Park, watching the world go by from a French bistro in Soho, gazing up at 'Lady Liberty' from the deck of the Staten Island Ferry, most visitors will feel they've done it all before, simply because New York is so familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie or watched television. There is something special however in actually seeing the familiar landmarks and experiencing the pulse of the clichéd, but true, 'city that never sleeps'.

Introducing a new NONSTOP to New York and back…

Effective 01 May 2011, SAA will offer its customers the convenience of flying non-stop between Johannesburg and New York. Our non-stop flights to New York will allow a full day in Johannesburg with an early morning arrival in New York. Further, the reduced travel time result in fast and efficient connections to several key US destinations such as Boston, Chicago, Florida, California, as well as Canada and the Caribbean.

The non-stop flight from Johannesburg to New York (SA203) will depart OR Tambo International Airport daily at 20h35 (SA local time) arriving John F. Kennedy International Airport at 06h40 (New York local time), whilst the non-stop flights from New York (SA204) will depart daily at 11h15 arriving in OR Tambo International Airport at 08h40. SAA will utilize the Airbus 340-600 on this ultra long haul operation.

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Flight Specials from South Africa

* Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply.

> Flight Specials to South Africa

* Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply.


Upcoming events


ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK)


Afrikaans arts and culture festival in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn.


Venue: Town of Oudtshoorn

Date: 2 - 9 April 2011




Hong Kong Summer Temptations

Hong Kong Summer Festival

Hong Kong is synonymous with shopping, so it is only fitting that they would choose to dedicate a festival to it.

Special offers are in abundance, from retailers to restaurants across the city.

The diverse shopping experience features a host of summer events and promotions.


Venue: Throughout Hong Kong

Date: July to September




SAA News

Hong Kong Summer Festival

Serving you the World

We hope you're enjoying it as much as we are.

We're thrilled to announce our latest winner <name of winner> who has won a holiday to pretty Perth for two courtesy of

Congrats, here's to a perfectly laid back holiday!

  New York


Serving you the world's most exciting cities.
Giving you the chance to win!

The competition is winding down but it's not over yet. We still have two spectacular prizes up for grabs to visit the two most thrilling cities in the world; London and New York City. New York (the city that never sleeps) and London (the centre of the western world) both remain two of the planet's most popular "must-see" destinations. Keep the dream alive because you could be relaxing aboard one of our planes on your way to experience these exhilarating world capitals sooner than you think.


Fly me to the world! Fly now and save!

Remember: During the next two weeks; all subscribers who book an online flight to visit London or New York City, with will receive a fantastic 5% discount simply by entering the promotion code below.

Click here and enter the promo code: flymetoLondon
Click here and enter the promo code: flymetoNewYork

Don't delay as this special offer is for a limited period only.


Look out world here we come!
Best of Luck!


South African Airways becomes Airbus A330 operator


South African Airways has become the latest operator of Airbus' eco-efficient A330 family. The A330-200 is the first of six to be delivered to Aircastle Limited during 2011, all of which will be leased to South African Airways.

Seating 36 passengers in business class and 186 in economy, the aircraft will feature the latest in-flight entertainment and will be used primarily on long haul routes from the airline's bases in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The new A330 will join South African Airlines existing Airbus fleet of 11 A319s, 14 A340-200/300s and 9 A340-600s enabling the airline to reap the benefits of Airbus' unique cockpit and operational commonality. This allows airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, resulting in operational flexibility and significant cost savings.

More information on the new exceptional A330-200's will be uploaded on in the near future.


Instant upgrade


Name of fare: SAA's Domestic Instant Upgrade Fare Sale
Period: from 18 February 2011

For the price of a full Economy class fare you will be reserved in Business Class allowing you the following
30kg baggage allowance
Access to the Business Class Lounge
Business Class Voyager miles.

To book this offer select the Instant Upgrade button during the booking process!

Fares between

* Above fares are on a one way basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

Instant Upgrade, full Economy class fare confirmed in Business Class
Valid on –SA- flights only (Excluding SA1000–SA1999).
Combinable with any other fare class.
Changes allowed. If the applicable booking class is not available, can be rebooked in Y class or upgrade to the next higher fare
Refundable. ZAR285.00 or equivalent currency Refund Administration charge applicable
No Name changes allowed after ticketing
Complimentary advanced seat selection
Earn full Business Class Voyager miles
30 KG Baggage allowance
Rerouting permitted.
Standby permitted on the day of departure and prior to the departure time as per the ticket coupon concerned
Complimentary onboard meals or snacks
Complimentary access to SAA Domestic lounges
Two pieces of cabin baggage, each not exceeding 8kg in weight
Children/Infant Discounts : Children (2-11 yrs) : 75% of the adults fare
  Infants (under 2 years): 10% of the adults fare

South African Airways can at any time change/discontinue this special fares and conditions without prior notice


Partner of the month


The Europcar and partnership has offered an remarkable reservation facility for several years. At the heart of the Europcar offer is the promise of outstanding customer service and an excellent fleet of vehicles to choose from. SAA customers can receive a car rental quote for travel with a flight or if they simply need the wheels. Through a dynamic pricing model, best available rates are offered for each quote request.

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