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APRIL - MAY 2017
 





 
 
At SAA Voyager, we believe that this is the perfect month to spend time appreciating those who are close to you. With all the extra public holidays, there has never been a better month to take a moment to re-balance yourself.

We have some great promotions to help you make the most of it, because travel was made to be shared.

Warm regards


SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
 
Get there faster. Earning Voyager Miles has never been so easy. Apply for your SAA Voyager Credit Card, and get double Miles for the first month for all your purchases. No other card earns you Voyager Miles faster. To Apply go to Nedbank.co.za/saa.
 
 
 
 
 
SAA Cargo wins Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa

We are proud to inform you that South African Airways Cargo was awarded the prestigious Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence. 

The excellence awards were presented at a glittering gala awards ceremony on 22 February in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The Award is recognition for awareness and trust in the SAA Cargo brand based on its products and services. It demonstrates service reliability and is a confirmation that it is top of mind to airfreight users in Africa and those doing business with Africa.

The awards, organised by STAT Times, the flagship publication of the STAT Trade Media Group, take place every two years. The winners were nominated and voted for by the worldwide air-cargo community readers of STAT Times via an online poll.
 
 

 
 
 
South African Airways expands code-share with Ethiopian Airlines

South African Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, have expanded the code-share service agreement  from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to Johannesburg, SAA’s hub, and from Addis Ababa to Bamako in Mali with all these flights operated by Ethiopian aircraft.

Besides Toronto as the additional destination on offer, the expanded code share now also offers a direct service between Addis Ababa to both Cape Town and Durban. These routes will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines, with SAA as the marketing carrier.

In return the East African carrier code-shares on SAA’s aircraft between Johannesburg the coastal cities Cape Town and Durban, as well as Windhoek in Namibia. The routing Addis Ababa - Johannesburg is operated by Ethiopian Airlines, while Johannesburg – Cape Town and Johannesburg - Durban legs are operated by SAA.

 

 
 
 
 
South African Airways adds capacity on Victoria Falls route with the introduction of wide-body aircraft

With the expansion of the Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe, South African Airways has increased capacity between Johannesburg and the popular leisure destination of Victoria Falls. The recent introduction of Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft on the route, adds 60% more capacity in each direction, on a daily basis.

South African Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft accommodates 222 passengers, in a dual-class configuration of 36 Premium Business Class seats and 186 Economy Class seats.

The launch of the Airbus A330-200’s on this route is aligned with the increase in tourism demand to Zimbabwe and the recent completion of a $150 million investment to upgrade the facilities at the Victoria Falls International Airport, with the opening of a new terminal and other improvements to the airport infrastructure.

 


 
 
We are very proud to launch the new flysaa.com website

Our flysaa.com website has reached a redesign milestone and will continue to be upgraded with new features and functionality throughout the year. The new online experience is a true reflection of SAA’s warm hospitality and premium brand, and our aim to constantly improve our customer transactional touch-points. Flysaa.com serves SAA passengers globally and is translated into over nine languages and available from more than 100 points of sale.

 
 
 
 
 
South African Airways realigns South America route network

South African Airways (SAA) has announced plans to realign its South America network operations. The realignment of their South American network is informed by SAA’s commitment to continue serving this very important market with the best connectivity and includes availing more capacity. In some markets SAA has been able to deploy bigger aircraft as well as increase frequencies in order for them to satisfy demand.

SAA currently operates ten non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo, with double daily flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (Johannesburg departures) and Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays (Sao Paulo departures). The three-night time departures from Johannesburg – Sao Paulo – Johannesburg (SA224/SA225) are the flights that will be removed from the SAA schedule. This means that the SAA daily flights will remain operating to the current schedule.

 

 
 
Airlink launches direct flights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls

Effective 2 July 2017, Airlink will launch direct flights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, offering a daily service, except on Saturdays. The flight will depart from Cape Town International at 08h30 arriving at Victoria Falls International at 11h15. The return flight will depart Victoria Falls International at 11h45 arriving at Cape Town International at 14h40.

Benefits for Airlink travellers include earning and spending of SAA Voyager Miles, convenient seamless connections with SAA and its partner flights. This new schedule is already available for reservations. Book your flight with your travel agent, tour operator or SAA Central Reservations on
+2711 978 1111. Travellers also have the freedom to purchase flights online by visiting www.flyairlink.com.
 
 
 
Airlink increases capacity between Cape Town and Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)

Effective 2 July 2017, Airlink will add a second flight operating between Cape Town and Nelspruit, daily except on Saturdays. The additional flight has been added in response to market demand and will provide travellers with increased flexibility when planning their itineraries.

The route will be operated by a 37-seat Embraer ERJ135 regional jet. The flight will depart from Cape Town International at 15h00 and arrive in Nelspruit KMIA at 17h15, and depart from Nelspruit KMIA at 17h35 and arrive at Cape Town International at 20h00.
 
 
 
 
Validity period for Voyager Awards and Award Tickets

International tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first travel (first departure date). Domestic tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of first travel.

Awards for Airlink, SA Express, SAA Upgrades and all other partner airlines are valid for 6 months from the date of issue. These flight Award tickets must be booked and ticketed within 6 months from the date of issuing the Award. Your travel dates can be outside this 6 month window period.

Both Dynamic and JourneyBlitz Awards are self-service Awards and are exclusively available via www.flysaa.com. Mango Awards are available on www.flymango.com. The Award and ticket can only be issued in a single transaction.

Travel date changes can be made at a charge of R210, within the 6 or 12 month ticket validity. Lifetime Platinum, Platinum and Platinum Elect members are exempted from this charge.
 
 
 
 
Capping on SAA Voyager MasterCard Credit Card spend

Kindly note the terms and conditions for the SAA Voyager MasterCard Credit Card will change effective 27 April 2017. Earning of SAA Voyager Miles will be limited to a maximum monthly spend of R100 000 on the MasterCard. Should the spend threshold be reached within a month, continue to use your SAA Voyager American Express Credit Card, which has no spend limit, and offers the fastest Miles earn rate.

Visit nedbank.co.za/saa to review the revised terms and conditions.
 
 

Special Promotions

Being a Voyager member means you get access to excellent deals and promotions from participating partners around the world. Here are some of the best deals for the month and beyond.
 
     
Win a 2 night stay for 2 at Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge in Botrivier with Miles For Style

Convert your SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles during the month of April and stand a chance to win and experience a getaway like no other at Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge, located on Wildekrans Wine Estate.

Visit milesforstyle.com to learn more about Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge.

Terms and conditions apply.
Earn more with South African Airways & Marriot Hotels

Stay with Marriott Hotels when in South Africa. Marriott Rewards is offering SAA Voyager members the following Bonus Miles offer:
  • Stay at any participating Protea Hotel from 1 April – 30 September 2017 and receive 20% off our best available rate plus 1,000 bonus Miles per stay.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
Log onto www.marriott.com and enter the promotional code "MAR1M" to benefit from this offer.

Be captivated by our brand new range at FlySAA Duty Free

Shop online today and you could WIN*!

Use your SAA Voyager Miles for payment. If you don’t have enough SAA Voyager Miles, you are now able to pay part SAA Voyager Miles and part cash* (credit card). Free delivery to your seat*, upon your next flight.

Use part Miles part cash payment and stand a chance to win one of 3 x FlySAA Duty Free hampers to the value of R2 000;  R1 000 and 2 x R500.

*Standard terms and conditions apply.