The grass is growing greener. The flowers are in full bloom. Finally, the cold winter’s over and spring is in the air! What better time to travel than now?

With this in mind, we’ve decided to refresh the way we work, too, by moving to a new and improved baggage policy…

The Piece Baggage Concept gives you, our passengers, the simplicity, transparency, convenience and competitiveness you’ve come to expect from a world class airline with new rules that are clear, easy to understand and easy to enforce. Now you can make sure you’re on top of any and all excess baggage cost, which are now charged at a much more competitive flat rate per piece, giving you peace of mind that’s a little easier on the pocket.

The Games come to a close..

The Olympic season may be over, but with South Africa taking home 3 Gold medals, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze at this year’s Olympic Games, our nation is left in high spirits.

But the winning doesn’t stop there!

South African Airways has also taken home an award of our own, winning 1st place in the business class white wine section of Global Traveller’s prestigious Wine on the Wing competition. We also placed 2nd in the red wine section, securing an overall 2nd place for the best business class wine offering on international routes.

Just another reason to celebrate with South Africa Airways…


Until next time, travel safe!

Destination of the month
Special fares Special SA Specials International
Showcasting Africa
Changes To Baggage Policy
Increased Flight Frequencies
Upcoming Events
Partner of the month
SAA Holidays

Destination of the month – Mumbai

You haven’t seen the world until you’ve set foot in the majestically modern city of Mumbai, a thriving metropolitan among the very best in the world. Rich in history and diverse in culture, there’s no doubt that Mumbai is the kind of city that dreams are made of, a place that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Why wait? Book your seats for the holiday of a lifetime with South African Airways

Did you know?

SAA is the only airline to offer daily non-stop direct flights from Johannesburg to Mumbai, 7 days a week from 3rd October, 2012

Now you can enjoy:

    Outbound flights that take 9 hours and 35 minutes to reach Mumbai.
    Flights that depart from Johannesburg at 11:00 daily
    A return flight that is even more convenient, taking 8 hours and 50 minutes, to reach Johannesburg.
    Flights from Mumbai that depart at 02:05, arriving back at O.R. Tambo International Airport at 07:25
      on the same day, allowing passengers to comfortably connect onward with SAA domestic and
      regional connections.
    The route that will be serviced with an Airbus A330-200 – one of SAA’s newest and most
      fuel–efficient aircraft, with 36 Business and 186 Economy Class seats.
    Effective from Wednesday, 3rd October 2012, SAA will offer daily non–stop flights
      between Johannesburg and Mumbai in India.

South Africa specials

Johannesburg to Abidjan from R5694*
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Johannesburg to Brazzaville from R6834*
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Johannesburg to Kinshasa from R4979*
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Johannesburg to Lusaka from R3609*
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Johannesburg to Nairobi from R5125*
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Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam from R4753*
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Johannesburg to Windhoek from R2648*
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Johannesburg to Mumbai from R5390*
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International specials

Kinshasa to Johannesburg from USD 652*
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Cotonou to Johannesburg from XOF 497,400*
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Lagos to Johannesburg from USD 660*
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Lilongwe to Johannesburg from USD 685*
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Lusaka to Johannesburg from USD 475*
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Kigali to Johannesburg from USD 471*
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* Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
All fares are subject to availability.
Terms and conditions apply.

Book now on or through the SAA Call Centre on 0861 606 606

For Call Centre bookings, please quote booking code: mn30Aug12

The number of seats available: 18688


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

Book now on or through your local
SAA office

When you’re booking through an SAA office, please quote the following booking code: mn30Aug12

The number of seats available: 19633

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Showcasing South Africa – Cape Town

When travelling through this beautiful city, make sure you stop by at one of the many tourist attractions…

Places to visit:

    Table Mountain & Cableway
    Cape Point & Table Mountain National Park
    Robben Island
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    V&A Waterfront
    Cape Winelands
Cape Town

Did you know?

Cape Town is also known as the Mother City. Framed by the panorama of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of Southern Africa’s most visited destinations. A city as beautiful as this? No surprises there!

First floodlit in 1947 to make the Royal Visit by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Cape Town’s world–renowned Table Mountain is a sight to behold – one that’s made the city famous.

While you’re there, enjoy a little wine tasting and take in parts of the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean.

If you feel like a bit of fun, visit Boulders Beach and enjoy South Africa’s most famous penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape. Feeling brave? Why not dive in and take a dip in their waters?

Cape Town’s got something for everyone, so book your
seats today!



Changes To SAA’s Baggage Policy

At SAA, we’re all about making sure your flight as convenient and stress-free as possible, which is why we’re moving to the new and improved Piece Baggage Concept.

This new policy aligns with most of the larger Star Alliance member carriers and promises a transparent set of rules across all networks – rules that are clear, easy to understand and easy to enforce.

Starting on the 5th September, restrictions will be made for the number of pieces of baggage you’re allowed to check–in, rather than the total weight of your luggage.

Now you can enjoy the simplicity, transparency, convenience and competitiveness you’ve come to expect from a world class airline.

For more information, click here >>>

New Baggage Policy

SAA Increases Flight Frequencies

If you plan on giving yourself a much–deserved break with a trip around the world, you’ve chosen the perfect time to do so.

That’s because, over the next few months, South African Airways will be increasing the number of flights on our India to Kenya routes. In order to cater for the busy upcoming holiday season, we’ve made sure there’s a seat for everyone with additional capacity on our Brazil, Cape Town and Mauritius routes.

Have a look at the flights we have on offer:

    Accra from 5 to 6 services per week
    Mumbai from 5 to 6 services per week
    Perth from 6 to 7 services per week
    Nairobi from 7 to 10 flights per week

For more information, click here >>>



Upcoming events


The Holiday & Travel Show

Harrods Winter Sale


When: 31 Jan – 3 Feb 2013

Where: London Earls Court


When: Dec 2012 – Jan 2013
(Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 11.30am–6pm)

Where: 87-135 Brompton Road, London, England


Partner of the month


Get upgraded for free

Customers booking their weekend travel with Europcar on between 30 August and 30 September 2012 get a free vehicle upgrade. The booking and travel must take place within the period in order to qualify. Rentals must be paid for by credit card; a single vehicle upgrade applies and is subject to availability. Weekends are classified as follows: Any rental that takes place from a Thursday at 14h00 to a Monday at 14h00; minimum of 2 days and maximum of 4 days; must include a Saturday. Standard rental terms and conditions apply.

For more information click here >>>


SAA Holidays

As South Africa’s most awarded airline, SAA wanted to give you a cost–effective, all–inclusive holiday solution that takes you across our extensive network to explore 700 destinations world-wide.

Make the most of the exclusive, packaged holiday deals that promise to provide all holidaymakers with everything they need for that perfect holiday, including air travel, hotel accommodation and car rental services.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of exciting holiday specials on offer with SAA Holidays.

For more information click here >>>

SAA Holidays
A Star Alliance member


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