SAA welcomes supporters of British and Irish Lions tour
JOHANNESBURG. 27 May 2009:
South African Airways (SAA) will this month welcome on board scores of supporters who are coming to support and celebrate one of the great sporting events on this year’s calendar.
The upcoming tour of the British and Irish Lions, which is to be played from 30 May to 4 July at various venues in South Africa, is one of the most exciting events on the upcoming local sporting calendar.
The airline has worked with specialist travel agencies appointed in London to combine air and ground products and has provided excellent packages for rugby fans coming to South Africa. SAA will also be using bigger aircraft on the London route during this period.
Team and supporter travel is seamless with the help of SAA’s extensive domestic, regional and international route network. SAA belongs to the world’s largest global airline network, Star Alliance which includes some of the best international airlines in the world. Together with the alliance, SAA offers world inter-connectivity for easy travel and the highest number of local and international flights.
Travel will also be in the utmost comfort as SAA’s aircraft fleet is one of the youngest in the world and features an award winning premium product, including the World’s Best Business Class lie-flat seat.
As an airline that focuses its sponsorships on key sporting codes, rugby is close to the heart of SAA. The airline is now the official carrier sponsor of South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks. This sponsorship started in 2008 and is over a period of three years.
SAA also promotes the development of rugby at various levels, and is involved with the emerging Springboks Team, the South African Under Twenty Team, and the South African Sevens Team.
* SAA’s website www.flysaa.com features a sports portal where customers can view upcoming sport events, book flights, accommodation, car rental, transfers and purchase match tickets.
Issued by SAA Group Corporate Affairs