South African Airways advises customers of extra flight to East London
JOHANNESBURG. 11 June 2014. South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that it has increased capacity on the route between Johannesburg and East London due to increased demand on this route.
The deployment of an additional flight on Saturday, 14 June, is over and above the airline’s existing frequencies to East London, and is intended to assist passengers who would like to travel to the Eastern Cape to attend the funeral service of the late Mrs Epainette Mbeki (commonly referred to as MaMbeki), the mother of former state president Thabo Mbeki.
This will be a commercially operated flight in accordance with the normal conditions of carriage by SAA.
The additional flight, SA3473, will depart on 14 June from Johannesburg at 05h30, to land at 07h00 in East London.
SA3478 will return at 18h00 from East London, to arrive at 19h30 in Johannesburg. The additional flight will be operated by an A319 with 25 seats in Business Class and 95 seats in Economy Class.
Mrs Epainette Mbeki died at the age of 98 and the entire SAA Group extends its heartfelt condolences to former president Mbeki and his family.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, operates to 40 destinations worldwide.
In its domestic market SAA has an extensive schedule operating 554 flights in total per week between Johannesburg – Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, from its Johannesburg hub, as well as code-shared flights between Lanseria – Cape Town and Durban. SAA offers more frequencies than any other airline in South Africa.
Regionally, SAA offers 24 destinations across the African continent including Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.
SAA’s international network creates links to all major continents from South Africa through 10 direct routes and code shares, with daily flights from Johannesburg to London (Heathrow), Frankfurt, Munich, Mumbai, Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Washington, and Sao Paulo. SAA has codes share agreements with 29 other airlines across the markets it serves. The airline has extended its code share agreement with Mango, its low cost operator, to also include coastal cities in South Africa (between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George), as well as Johannesburg – Bloemfontein; Cape Town - Bloemfontein and Cape Town - Port Elizabeth.
SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC).
SAA is a Star Alliance member which offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for eleven consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on-time airlines.
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