Travel to Beijing brings good fortune for the Year of the Dragon
We are thrilled to announce our new non-stop flight from Johannesburg to Beijing. It is another first for us and we think it is most auspicious that this service commences in the Year of the Dragon in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.
The inaugural flight lifted off on Tuesday 31 January 2012 from Johannesburg. The flights are available for reservations on flysaa.com
SAA will operate the route three times a week as a non-stop flight, letting your clients avoid long stopovers and connections with a direct flying time of about 15 hours. The route will be served by the Airbus A340-600 aircraft, which have the capacity to operate the route directly all year round with no passenger payload restrictions.
* All times are local. Please note that these slots may change.
Beijing serves as the capital city of China's Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, its long history has gifted the city with and endless, exciting historic and scenic spots, boasting epic architecture and sacred spaces that include The Forbidden City, home to the world's largest and most intact imperial palace. Then there's the Summer Palace, China's largest imperial garden. Not forgetting the Great Wall of China, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, Beijing is a top tourist destination all year round.
About the Year of the Dragon
The Year of the Dragon is considered to be the year of luck, prosperity and good fortune. It is predicted that the Year of the Dragon is the year for exciting endeavours. It is auspiciously fated to be an advantageous time to begin new projects in business.