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18 May 2015: South African Airways and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Procurement Opportunities for Black Industrialists

14 May 2015: South African Airways still a cool and relevant brand

11 May 2015:South African Airways enabler for tourism and driver of economic growth

30 April 2015:South African Airways Cargo Places an Embargo on Selected Endangered Species

28 April 2015: South African Airways continues to lead global aviation’s environmental pursuit; airline accepted as member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials


24 April 2015: Statement: Resignation of SAA CEO Mr. Monwabisi Kalawe

24 April 2015:SAA Voyager’s first JourneyBlitz Awards Redemption Seat Sale

16 April 2015: South African Airways reports back as 90-Day Action Plan concluded on 24 March 2015, Company achievements ensure it is well positioned for full implementation of the LTTS

14 April 2015: South African Airways Technical acknowledged for maintenance excellence

10 April 2015: South African Airways – WTM® Africa’s official host country carrier

09 April 2015: South African Airways advises on amended Abu Dhabi route departure times

08 April 2015: SAA Offers innovative product allowing customers to bid for a business class upgrade

27 March 2015: SAA completes 90-Day Action Plan as scheduled on 24 March 2015

10 March 2015: SAA resumes nonstop service between Johannesburg and New York on Year round basis

04 March 2015: South African Airways adds to innovative product offering, launches new online duty free shopping

04 March 2015: SAA Cargo wins the African Cargo Airline of the year  Award

26 February 2015: Heathrow terminal 2 │ The queen's terminal named airport of the year at air transport world annual

26 February 2015: Disciplinary enquiry against suspended SAA CEO to commence on 16 March 2015

25 February 2015: SAA to slash fares by up to 40% in 3 day sale across more than half its entire network

24 February 2015:South Africa Airways tests initiatives aimed at reducing weight and fuel burn

24 February 2015:SAA cargo welcomes the air cargo community to South Africa

22 February 2015:South African Airways Nominated for four Awards

22 February 2015:Statement by the Board of SAA: Mr. Monwabisi Kalawe

16 February 2015: SAA achieves several milestones during first 60 days of its 90 day action plan

12 February 2015: South African Airways resunes daily round - trip nonstop service between New York & Johannesburg

12 February 2015: Foods with aphrodisiac qualities may make more of your meal this Valentine’s Day

11 February 2015: South African Airways welcomes scrapping of yellow fever vaccinations on some routes

10 February 2015: South African Airways extends Voyager redemption period for old Awards

05 February 2015: South African Airways links up with Proflight Zambia

04 February 2015: South African Airways strengthens its global position with 4-Star rating

04 February 2015: SAA Route optimisation drives network growth;balance sheet to benefit

30 January 2015: SAA releases results for the 2013/14 financial year

29 January 2015: South African Airways advises customers that hand luggage allowances will be enforced

26 January 2015:South Africa leads sky-commerce with world first aircraft tracking and real-time payment innovation; SAA first airline to activate globally

26 January 2015:South African Airways (SAA) cancels flights to and from New York due to bad weather

22 January 2015:SAA celebrates 50 Years of direct flights between South Africa and Mauritius; frequency increases driven by demand-side growth

16 January 2015: SAA Cargo supports Toyota Imperial South Africa Team at the Dakar Rally 2015

15 January 2015: SAA 90 Day Action Plan Update: Business energised and focused to achieve stability

15 January 2015: Top US travel magazine awards South African Airways for travel excellence

14 January 2015: South African Airways North America launches campaign to stimulate travel to South Africa

14 January 2015: South African Airways resumes operations to and from Mauritius as the weather improves

14 January 2015: Exceptional environmental efforts place South African Airways (SAA) as one of only two global carriers to achieve IEnvA Stage 2 recognition

13 January 2015: South African Airways (SAA) Cancels Flights to and from Mauritius due to tropical Cyclone Bansi 


09 December 2014: SAA 90 Day Action Plan to return airline to full Long-Term Turnaround Strategy implementation

09 December 2014: SAA is future-focused on sustainability as Project Solaris launches

05 December 2014 : South African Airways and Air China announce further strengthening of their relationship

02 December 2014: SAA ups frequencies by up to 24% to key African destinations as demand soars

24 November 2014: South African Airways Board responds to DA calls on Nico Bezuidenhout

21 November 2014: South African Airways and Virgin Australia bring new benefits to frequent flyers

18 November 2014: South African Airways concludes emergency exercise

09 November 2014: South African Airways (SAA) announces the winners of its annual wine selection

07 November 2014: South African Airways adds Jetblue Airways as new Voyager partner

07 November 2014: Statement by the Chairperson of South African Airways, Ms. Dudu Myeni

10 October 2014: SAA Advisory: Fraudulent Sites about SAA Cadet Pilot Development Programme

19 September 2014: South African Airways (SAA) takes Boeing 737-800 to schools nation-wide

29 August 2014: New Procedure Introduced for Travel to and from Ebola High Risk Areas

27 August 2014: South African Airways wine selection process get under way

21 August 2014: South African Airways celebrates women’s month with an all-female crew

13 August 2014 :South African Airways’ decision on West African flights consistent with World Health Organisation

31 July 2014 :South African Airways adds more travel options in Africa

31 July 2014: South African Airways (SAA) Voyager partners with the largest fuel retailer in Africa, Total South Africa


21 July 2014: MasterCard Launches MasterPass™ in South Africa with

19 July 2014: South African Airways rated among the world’s best in airline catering

17 July 2014: South African Airways relieved as passengers continue to be discharged from hospital - SA 286 update

17 July 2014: South African Airways advises on weather related flight changes on Hong Kong route

16 July 2014: Further updated Media Statement - Passengers from SA286 discharged from hospital

16 July 2014: Updated Media Statement - Passengers and crew from SA286 received medical attention

16 July 2014: SA286 experiences severe turbulence

15 July 2014: South African Airways scoops coveted customer satisfaction awards

15 July 2014: South African Airways staff light up opera stage for Soweto performance on Mandela’s birthday

11 July 2014: Air India joins Star Alliance

08 July 2014:New regulations for children travelling to and from South Africa

24 June 2014 : Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Approves Air India Membership

24 June 2014 : Britain's Queen Elizabeth_II Formally Opens Heathrow Terminal 2

20 June 2014 : Springboks to Brush Shoulders with South African Airways Passengers

13 June 2014: South Africa’s Freedom Flyers jet out to Brazil for Soccer World Cup with SAA

11 June 2014: South African Airways to refund customers who travelled after termination of baggage wrapping trial

11 June 2014: South African Airways advises customers of extra flight to East London

4 June 2014: South African Airways to introduce wrapping baggage as permanent customer service feature

4June 2014:New Heathrow Terminal 2 Starts Operations

23 May 2014: South African Airways set to win over the Nation with Presidential Inaugural Fly-Over

22 May 2014: South African Airways Appoints Captain Eric Manentsa as Chief Pilot

20 May 2014: Star Alliance Enhances Conventions Plus



South African Airways improves Beijing flight times


Sawubona Magazine March 2014: Flying shouldn't cost the earth


26 March 2014: South African Airways flights to Germany to operate on schedule

26 March 2014: South African Airways reinstates flights to Blantyre, Malawi

19 March 2014: South African Airways temporarily suspends flights to Blantyre, Malawi

12 March 2014: South African Airways takes delivery of fourth new A320 aircraft

10 March 2014 SAA Vacations Offers 10 Percent Off of its Cape Safari Escape Package

03 March 2014 South African Airways(SAA) develops a training programme for successful cadet pilots

27 February 2014: South African Airways customers can now enjoy sightseeing and entertainment at their destination

21 February 2014: South African Airways Concludes its Code Share Relationship with Qantas

20 February 2014: South African Airways Launches Airbus A330-200 on London - Johannesburg Route


06 February 2014: SAA enters into a new code share agreement with Virgin Australia

03 Febuary 2014: South African Airways announces resumption of non-stop flights between Johannesburg and New York

29 January 2014: South African Airways releases financial results

17 January 2014: South African Airways receives 4-Star Skytrax ranking for 12th year

17  December 2013: South African Airways extends code share agreement with Mango, its low cost operator

11 December 2013: SAA increases capacity to Cape Town and East London

06 December 2013: SAA to provide chartered air transport service for invited mourners

13 November 2013: South African Airways re-aligns its African Network

11 November 2013: SAA to continue serving the Argentinean market through partnerships

05 November 2013: South African Airways signs a codeshare agreement with RwandAir


04 November 2013: South African Airways expands codeshare with Air Seychelles

02 November 2013: South African Airways (SAA) toasts the winners of its annual wine selection / Speaking Notes

10 October 2013: Sustainable Alternative Fuels in Southern Africa

21 September 2013: Tropical Cyclone Usagi forces SAA to cancel flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong

10 September 2013 : SATAWU agrees to call of strike at SAA Technical

04 September 2013 : Law enforcement agencies enforce SAA Technical court interdict

29 August 2013 : SAA Technical Calls Off Wage Negotiations With SATAWU

29 August 2013: South African Airways and Brazilian carrier,Tam, implement code share flights

28 August 2013: SAA Technical & Aviation Union Sign Wage Deal

27 August 2013 : Update on Strike by South African Airways Technical

08 August 2013:SAA’s services between Johannesburg and Nairobi set to resume tomorrow (09 August 2013)

07 August 2013:SAA cancels flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi due to closure of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

30 July 2013: SAA and U.S.A carrier, JetBlue Announce Bilateral Codeshare

30 July 2013:South African Airways invites people to capture their South Africa with a new and unique photo competition

18 July 2013: Strike Update: Business as usual at SAA

15 July 2013: South African Airways declared the most on time airline in the world

09 July 2013: South African Airways and Etihad Airways Codeshare flights now on sale

25 June 2013: SA Express and SAA celebrate Youth Month by launching a collaborative effort to train young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

24 June 2013: SAA Statement on Wage Negotiations with Labour

18 June 2013: SAA named Best Airline in Africa in a global Customer Satisfaction Survey

10 June 2013: 40 Young South Africans Begin Training Through SAA’s Cadet Pilot Development Programme

09 June 2013: SAA is one of the first six airlines in the world to achieve IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 1 status

06 June 2013:South African Airways Cargo welcomes the arrival of its new B737 400

04 June 2013: Whole of State’ aviation policy alignment critical to aviation’s efficiency and economic contribution


15 May 2013: SAA network airlift downstream economic benefit expected to reach R 1 trillion over the next 20 years

06 May 2013: South African Airways and Etihad Airways Forge Strategic Partnership

25 April 2013: South African Airways and Air Seychelles announce code share agreement

23 April 2013: SAA's new aircraft technology set to reduce fuel burn and travel time  

19 April 2013: SAA appoints Monwabisi Kalawe as the new CEO

17 April 2013: SAA receives two major honours

17 April 2013: South African Airways and India's Jet Airways sign code share agreement

16 April 2013: Severe cross winds in Mauritius forces SAA to cancel flights

09 April 2013: SAA launches new mobile applications

03 April 2013: SAA submits Long-term Turnaround Strategy

27 March 2013: SAA improves on-board experience

07 March 2013: Statement by South African Airways and CEO of Mango, Nico Bezuidenhout

06 March 2013: SAA Cargo Wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award

27 Febuary 2013: SAA Wins On-time Performance Service Award and Achieves Major Baggage Handling Improvements

14 February 2013: NTM fails to reach the requisite number to gain recognition

12 Februayr 2013:SAA Chairperson meets unions, staff

12 February 2013: South African Airways Certified as a 4-Star Airline for 11 Years in a Row

11 February 2013 : Precautionary Suspension of SAA Acting CEO

09 February 2013: SAA travel advisory relating to USA’s north east winter storm

08 February 2013: Adverse weather forces SAA to cancel flights to and from New York

24 January 2013: SAA Cargo partnered with Toyota South Africa Motors for the Dakar Rally

11 January 2013: Business as usual at SAA

18 December 2012 : Global Traveller Names South African Airways "Airline of the Year"

18 December 2012 : SAA and US Airways to Launch New Code Share Agreement, Expanding Customer Travel Options

10 December 2012:SAA arranges a fun time for precious cargo

10 December 2012: SAA - Air Canada Codeshare Announcement

30 November 2012: SAA Upgrades Food Menu with Tsogo Sun’s Benny Masekwameng

20 November 2012: Kona: African airlines must work together to remain competitive

4 November 2012: South African Airways (SAA) today announced the winners of it's competition for wines to be served on board its aircraft in 2013

28 October 2012: Hurricane Sandy Forces SAA to cancel flights to and from the US

08 October 2012: SAA CEO tenders resignation

07 October 2012: SAA Joins Global Airlines in Taking Lead on CO2 Offsets and SAA customers can now offset carbon footprint of flights

19 September 2012: Khaya Ngqula loses his court objection case against SAA

13 September 2012: SAA begins flights to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

12 September 2012: Argentinian wins Star Alliance 15th anniversary competition

17 August 2012: SAA’s Cadet Pilot Development Programme: The facts

02 August 2012: South African Airways Scores Major Airline Wine Competition Successes

01 August 2012: SAA introduces a baggage piece concept for all flights

22 July 2012: SAA Increases Flight Frequency to Mumbai and Nairobi

18 July 2012: SAA Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th Birthday

18 July 2012: SAA’s Reveals Spectacular Design on “Olympics” Plane

18 July 2012: SAA and Qantas receives interim codeshare extension approval

12 July 2012: It’s Official South African Airways is the Best African Airline for 10th Year in a Row

08 July 2012: SAA’s Spectacular Olympics Plane gets First Paint Strokes

05 July 2012: SAA, Wesgro, the Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agree on Further Cooperation

01 July 2012: Celebrating 60 Years of Service Between Johannesburg and Frankfurt

28 June 2012: South African Airways Add More Exciting Travel Options

24 June 2012: SAA Passengers Benefit from Reduced Fuel Levy

22 June 2012: SAA Adds Abidjan and Brazzaville to Africa Network

19 June 2012: South African Airways Technical (SAAT) contracts with Pratt & Whitney

18 June 2012: SAA to Raise to comply with EU Emissions Trading Scheme

05 June 2012: SAA Redeploys Long Haul Aircraft to Increase Flights to Abidjan, Accra, Mumbai and Perth (Cape Town - London Passengers to Fly via Johannesburg Hub from August)

08 May 2012: South African Airways (SAA) announces additional flights to Mumbai

08 March 2012: Introducing Cotonou, Benin, as the latest addition to SAA's African route network

07 March 2012: SAA and TAP Portugal to further expand code share

29 February 2012: SAA Announces Code Share Agreement with Air China

16 February 2012: SAA Capitalisation Aimed at Growth and Fleet Mordenisaton

09 February 2012: PICTURE YOUR UPGRADE COMPETITION Your Personal Snapshot showing the Star Alliance Gold Benefits

 31 January 2012: South African Airways(SAA) Introduces Non-stop Flights to Beijing, China

30 January 2012: South Africa Strengthens Networks in Central Africa, Introducing Pointe Noire

17 January 2012: SAA Launches Flight to Kigali, Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi

24 January 2012: First Alliance Online Booking for Convention Travel