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South African Airways named “Best Airline in Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa” by Business Traveler Magazine

Fort Lauderdale.  1 March 2016.   South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, is honored to be named “Best Airline in Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa” in the annual Best in Business Travel Awards survey by readers of Business Traveler Magazine.

The Best in Business Travel Awards distinguishes the achievements of the most deserving organizations in the business travel industry and the readers of Business Traveler Magazine have selected South African Airways among a variety of top travel products and services. 

The magazine has named SAA as the, “Best Airline in Africa” for the last seven years and for six consecutive years as, “Best Business Class to Africa.”  These awards were recently accepted at SAA’s North America Regional Office in Fort Lauderdale.

“We are very proud to receive these awards and are grateful to Business Traveler Magazine and its readers for once again, selecting South African Airways as the best airline for travel on the African continent,” said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President for South African Airways in the Americas. “Readers of the magazine are world-class experts in the business of travel who know quality when they experience it and we are very pleased that they also recognize our Premium Business Class service that we offer travelers between North America and Africa.”
“It’s exciting to see the continued strong showing in business travel in 2015 and we congratulate South African Airways on achieving these awards,” said Dan Booth, editorial director of Business Traveler Magazine.  “Both our readers and our award winners play a huge role in the industry’s success and South African Airways has consistently been a top Best in Business Travel Awards winner.  To be named one of the Best in Business Travel by our readers means you have met – and exceeded – the highest expectations of your most experienced and demanding customers.”
As the leading carrier from the U.S. to South Africa, South African Airways is the only airline to offer daily nonstop service from New York – JFK to Johannesburg and daily nonstop service from Washington D.C. – Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, or Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg. From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA together with its regional partners SA Express, Airlink and Mango offers easy, convenient connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Africa.  
SAA’s award-winning Premium Business Class offers 180 fully lie-flat seating with duvet and full-size pillows, gourmet cuisine designed by renowned South African celebrity chefs, a wine cellar featuring some of South Africa’s finest vintages and extensive programming of on-demand audio and visual entertainment.
For further information on South African Airways product and services, please visit www.flysaa.com or for reservations call 1-(800) 722-9675.
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Caption:  Marc Cavaliere, SAA Regional General Manager-The Americas accepting the Business Traveler Magazine awards. These awards were accepted at SAA’s North America Regional Office in Fort Lauderdale.

Contact:       Todd Neuman, South African Airways

About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves 67 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.

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