From the Voyager team

The progress of South Africas democracy has been under intense observation from all corners of the world. The development and empowerment of women has always been the integral part of transforming the lives of ordinary South Africans especially those whose rights were suppressed in the past. Today women of South Africa and from around the globe have shown that they possess the power to turn situations around and make the world a better place to live in.

South African Airways commemorates this momentous occasion for women by offering all the ladies who will be traveling during August between Johannesburg and Accra a chance to win a Voyager Gold membership status for 12 months.

Theres more, rent a car with Avis during the months of August or September and you could drive away 100 000 Miles richer! Celebrate Womens Month by purchasing a spa voucher at Camelot Spa and you could win a Bali Spa Journey for two while earning Voyager Miles on your HealthSpa voucher purchase either way its a win-win deal.

Double up on the Miles you earn when renting a vehicle with Budget and also stand a chance to win dinner for two at your favourite restaurant and 20 000 Voyager Miles courtesy of Budget Car and Van Rental.

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Celebrate Womens Day with SAA Voyager

This month Voyager would like to extend a special lucky draw competition to all our female Voyager travellers to promote SAAs 7th frequency to Accra effective 7 August 2013. The seventh frequency will operate on a Wednesday with an A330-200. This aircraft offers customers 36 luxurious business class seats and 186 seats in economy class. Simply fly to Accra during the month of August and you will stand a chance to win Gold card status for one calendar year. To make you feel even extra special we will award you with Health Spa vouchers for two people to use at over 200 spas available through the Health Spas guide directory.

Ghana's vibrant capital city, Accra, is the gateway to the country and is located in the smallest, yet most populated region on the Gulf of Guinea. This modern city has excellent accommodation, restaurants and nightlife, colourful markets, and is a good base from which to explore the Atlantic coast west of Accra, which boasts many fine palm-fringed beaches, resorts, ancient forts, castles, and fascinating fishing villages. The forts and castles along the coastline date back to the 15th century and have an intriguing history of European occupation, fierce battles and slavery. The Cape Coast Castle, Fort St Jago and Elim Castle are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.

Terms & Conditions

Competition valid in all fare classes to or from Johannesburg and Accra on South African Airways operated flights only.
One return flight will secure one entry into the competition.
Voyager number must be inserted at time of booking, to ensure that your miles are tracked and that we capture your entry into the draw.
Non Voyager members will be required to enrol as members in order to qualify for the promotion and enrolling as a Voyager member during the month of August will secure you a double entry into the competition.
Competition dates are from 1 31 August 2013.
Travel must be completed within the promotional dates.
The draw will take place after the end date of the promotion.
The winner will be notified telephonically or via email.

South African Airways declared the most on time airline in the world

South African Airways (SAA), the most awarded airline on the African continent, has been declared the most on-time airline in the world. This follows the release of the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report by FlightStats Inc. the leader in global flight and airport information services. The report covers airlines and airports for major international airlines, North America, Europe and Asia.

According to the report, major international airlines on average delivered 75.85% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June, down from Mays 80.70%. Cancellations for the group were 1.39%, up a fraction from 1.09% last month. Only six major international carriers delivered over 90% of their flights on time; with SAA topping the list with 93.33%, outperforming several reputable carriers from across the world.

It is very gratifying to note that for the last five months, SAA has managed to achieve over 90% on-time performance; and topped the list of the most on-time airlines in the world on three occasions during the same period. This speaks volumes about the commitment and determination that our staff put into their duties in order to consistently provide a professional and reliable service to our customers. said Ms Zuks Ramasia, SAAs General Manager for Operations.

SAA, South Africas national carrier, has direct flights to six of the worlds seven continents. With its current fleet of 54 aircraft, the airline operates 53 000 flights per annum, ferrying seven million passengers to over 1300 destinations in 194 countries worldwide. This is done through its own network and partnerships with other airlines. As an economic catalyst, SAA contributes R17 billion in direct revenue and R11 billion to the countrys Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Voyager welcomes Shangri-La aboard the programme



Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the worlds premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages over 80 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 34,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of hospitality from the heart. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

Golden Circle is Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts recognition and reward programme. As a member, you will experience a level of service and luxury that goes beyond all your expectation. On every visit, you will earn GC Award Points towards rewards, plus enjoy exclusive privileges and benefits to make you feel right at home. Not yet a Golden Circle member? Enrol now at www.goldencircle.shangri-la.com.

From 1 August to 31 August 2013, Voyager members can earn triple miles for paying the Best Available Rate and stay for a minimum of three consecutive nights or double miles for two consecutive nights at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel.

Voyager members can book at www.shangri-la.com or call Shangri-La's Customer Contact Centers.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is subject to availability and advance reservation is required.
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.

Miles For Style promotions

Lavender Farm - Franschhoek

Sign up for the mailing list on Miles For Styles and like our Facebook page and stand a chance to win 2 nights accommodation for 2 people sharing. Breakfast, a free bottle of Dieu Donne Cap Classique and 2 wine tasting vouchers at Dieu Donne Vineyards are included. Subject to availability in low and mid season only. Valid till 30 Sept 2014. Situated in the picturesque Winelands of Cape Town and surrounded by fields of Lavender and Mountains that just seem to extend as far as the eye can see, Lavender Farm Guest House boasts the honour of being lauded as the only Guest House on a lavender farm in Franschhoek.





Lalibela Game Reserve - "for whom the bees have foretold greatness."

Purchase online during the month of August 2013 and stand a chance to win this magnificent prize at the Exclusive Lalibela Safari Lodge for 2 people for a weekend. Accommodation at either Lentaba Lodge or Mark's Camp - all meals, wine with dinners and 2 Game drives per day included!

Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability at the time of booking.
Valid until 15 December 2013.
Lodge preference will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.
Tree Tops is excluded from the prize.


Glen Carlou Wine Estate

Enjoy your shopping experience at Miles for Wine, Glen Carlou and stand a chance to win a two course Luncheon for 2 including a bottle of the Glen Carlou Classic Range Wine.

Glen Carlous worldwide reputation for quality wines has been built on the mission of delivering handcrafted wines reflecting their distinctive terroir. Over the past decades, their wines have harvested a rich bounty of accolades and today six sought-after wines are available in their classic range: A warm welcome to Glen Carlou, situated in the heart of South Africas scenic Paarl Valley. The warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters of this area combine with an exciting variety of slopes and the riches of their soils to create unique winegrowing conditions.

Terms & Conditions

The winner needs to book prior to attending the Luncheon.


Genevieve Cap Classique

Follow @flysaa / @MilesForStyle and @Genevieve_mcc --- Tweet us, tag and follow SAA / Genevieve and Miles For Style on Twitter and 2 people will stand a chance to win : a case of Genevieve MCC each!! T's & C's apply



Special Launch Offer La Motte Wine Estate

For every three cases of La Motte Millennium (6 x 750ml bottles per case) sold, during the month of August 2013 - we will give a Magnum Bottle (1.5L) of Millennium for free.


12 Frequencies to Dar Es Salaam

SAA increased its frequency offering on the Johannesburg Dar-Es-Salaam route from 11 weekly frequencies to 12 weekly frequencies effective 05 August 2013.

Dar-Es-Salaam is the largest city, a hustling, bustling and surprisingly scenic tropical seaport that is a common starting point for trips into the country. A dusty safari into the vast wilderness is superbly complemented by time spent on the refreshing Zanzibar islands, with white palm-fringed beaches, beautiful coral gardens, and historic Stone Town - an exotic reminder of its days as a major spice and slave trade centre. Tanzania is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups and cultures, from the red-clad herders of the Masai tribes on the Serengeti plains to the modestly veiled women of Zanzibar's Islamic Stone Town. The warmth and smiling faces of its friendly people will touch the heart of every traveller.

Additional frequency:

Date
Route
Flight Number
Day of week
Aircraft
Departure
Arrival
05 August 2013
JNBDAR
SA186
Monday
A319
09h30
13h55
05 August 2013
DARJNB
SA187
Monday
A319
14h50
17h30

In celebration of our additional frequency Voyager awards Double Miles when travelling on SA 186 and SA 187 from the 5th of August to 31 August 2013, members who enrol as new Voyager Members and travel on these flights during the promotion dates will earn triple Miles for their flights.

Terms & Conditions

Voyager number must be inserted at time of booking for the Miles to load automatically.
Double Miles will be earned on all revenue fare classes.
Double Miles are applicable on the above specified flight numbers only. (SA 186/187)
Promotion valid from 5 August 31 August 2013
Journey must be completed within the promotion dates.
Double Miles applicable on SA operating flight numbers to or from Johannesburg and Dar-es-Salaam only.
Triple Miles will only be earned on new enrolments with qualifying flights during the promotion period.
Bonus miles will be loaded after the end date of the promotion.

Get more than a Bon Voyage to send you on your way.


Whether it be on the ground or in the air, we are always looking for new ways to move you. Which is why you could win 100 000 Voyager Miles* when you sign up for Voyager and rent with Avis, redeem your Voyager Miles* for Avis car rental or book your Avis car rental during August and September 2013 on www.flysaa.com. Its just another way what we try harder so our Voyager members can go further.

Please contact Voyager to redeem your car rental voucher.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to find out more and Book now


Celebrate Womens month with Camelot Spas and Win big!


During the month of August, purchase any spa treatment or health spa voucher and stand a chance to" Win a Bali Spa Journey for two worth R1 850.00!

Did you know that SAA Voyager Members can NOW earn Voyager Miles at all Camelot Spas nationally on selected packages? One lucky SAA Voyager Member will stand a chance of winning a decadent Camelot Day Spa experience worth R1 850.00. To qualify for this prize, you need to purchase any spa treatment during the duration of the promotion period or purchase any Health Spa voucher for R500.00 or more for the month of August and stand a chance to win this amazing treat.

This Camelot promotion will run from 1 August until 31 August 2013. For more information on Camelot Spa packages visit www.camelotspa.co.za.

Camelot Spa your world of wellness offering Spa treatments that creates a sense of wellbeing, vitality and optimal health. Camelot Spas lifestyle assessments will personalize your treatment program to achieve measurable wellness results. Detox, rejuvenation, de stress and relaxation. Camelot Spas are situated all over South Africa and the following neighbouring countries; Swaziland, Botswana and Mozambique.

This awardwinning Spa group uses innovative wellness techniques to provide the ultimate beauty unsurpassed relaxation solutions. Its premium range of spas recently joined the famous Health Spa family and can be found throughout the country, both in major cities as well as at top game reserves and lodges. So be sure you will live a moment of pure bliss and luxury!

Camelot SpaYour World of Wellness.


Earn double Miles with Budget and WIN!


Book a flight on www.flysaa.com and rent from Budget from August 2013 to end September 2013 and stand a chance to win a dinner for two at your favourite restaurant to the value of R1 000.00 and a Chauffeur Drive to the restaurant and back! The winner will also be awarded 20 000 Bonus Voyager Miles from Budget.

Budget Car and Van Rental, a member of the Bidvest Group of companies, gives you the freedom on any trip, be it business or leisure travel.

Budget offer an extensive range of products to ensure everyones needs are met Car Rental, Van Rental, Door 2 Door, Chauffeur Drive, Budget scooters, Coach Charters & Wheelchair Accessible Transport. We have 105 branches throughout Southern Africa to choose from. At Budget we pride ourselves on making every transaction with our customers a positive experience!


Make travelling with SAA Voyager Happen

When next you pay, remember to use your SAA Voyager American Express Card. Pay for groceries, entertainment, your airline tickets, travel reservations, prepaid airtime or electricity. By paying for everyday things you will meet your annual spend threshold much faster, enabling you to qualify for either a Continental (Africa) or Global Complimentary SAA Companion Ticket each year, with no class restrictions. For more, visit www.nedbank.co.za/saa


Airline Corner

SAA in a codeshare relationship with Etihad Airways

As of 1 July 2013 SAA and Etihad Airways started a codeshare relationship. SAA codeshares on Etihads operations on the trunk route (Johannesburg - Abu Dhabi) and to destinations beyond. These cities include; Abu Dhabi (AUH), Bahrain (BAH), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Bangkok (BKK), Singapore (SIN) and Kuwait (KWI).

Voyager Members will be able to earn Miles when they book the SAA codeshare flight number.

SAA Codeshare flight numbers
Abu Dhabi
SA 7601, SA 7603, SA7600
Bahrain
SA7623, SA7625, SA7616, SA7620
Kuwait
SA 7627, SA 7629, SA 7620, SA 7622
Kuala Lumpur
SA 7617, SA 7610
Singapore
SA 7619, SA 7612
Bangkok
SA 7611, SA 7615, SA7608


SA Express new route

SA Express celebrated the official launch of their direct route from Durbans King Shaka International Airport to Harare on 28 June 2013. This route is yet another significant milestone in the airlines regional expansion plans that were announced by President Zuma in March 2012.

The objective of this route is to enable Zimbabwe, South Africa and other Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) to grow tourism and trade opportunities in the region. The route is already recording an impressive 72% of capacity. The Durban base therefore presents a strong business case to launch regional routes into the SADC region.

SA Express flies between Durban and Harare three times a week.




Lounge Access in Bidvest (shared lounge) at Cape Town International Departures.

Voyager Elite card holders will not have access to the Bidvest lounge when travelling on the SAA codeshare flight from Cape Town to Dubai due to South African Airways not being the operating carrier. Lounge access will however be available to all First and Business class passengers.

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Another Voyager Competition winner

Voyager is pleased to announce Mr Peter Starling as the lucky winner of our "Fly in style to Hong Kong or India" competition.

Peter has won a holiday package consisting of:
2 Business class tickets to Hong Kong or India
3 nights accommodation at an InterContinental Hotel
Bidvest card pre-loaded with ZAR 2 000.00, equivalent to the relevant currency.