There is no time
like the present, but its foundation always remains the past. At SAA we
have been privileged to build on a rich heritage which, this month, is
marked by the airline’s 88th celebration of flying South Africa’s flag
across the globe. Voyager which was launched 60 years after our first
flight, turns 28 this month, too.
It is incredible to imagine that a flight to the United Kingdom, which
on today’s modern jetliners takes around 11 hours, took 3 days to
complete in the 1940’s. Even more incredible were the extensive, what
they’d call in airline-speak, milk runs where a flight from
Johannesburg to East London, for example, would take almost a day as it
traversed the country picking up and dropping off passengers. That is
progress, and the forward momentum of humankind.
At SAA and Voyager, we had the opportunity post-business rescue to
reset our objectives, and to ignite a renewed leap in our quest for
customer service. While we were always a client-centric rewards
programme, we are injected with a new energy, a new impetus to serve
The SAA restart network is also growing, with flights between
Johannesburg and Durban recently announced from 4 March 2022. Our
schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town has been optimized to serve
business and leisure travel more efficiently and soon, we will be
building our network even further. As a reminder SAA's
regional route network offering includes Harare, Lusaka, Accra, Lagos,
Kinshasa and Mauritius.
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