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South African Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Tanzania

JOHANNESBURG. 16 November 2015. South African Airways, the leading carrier on the African continent, proudly celebrates twenty years of flying between Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

SAA introduced flights to this East African country on October 25th 1995 from when the route has grown from three flights per week to the current offering of twice daily flights between the two African cities.

SAA introduced a dedicated freighter service between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam on 15th January 2011. The service is once a week every Tuesday.
“Dar Es Salaam is one of the key destinations in our extensive African route network and we are proud that as an airline we contribute to the growth in bilateral trade and tourism between South Africa and Tanzania. The route has been sustained for twenty years due to the strength of SAA’s operations, its extensive route network, schedule integrity, service delivery and on-time performance.
“The strong historical ties between the two nations enabled them to create an environment where business, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges could flourish,” says Aaron Munetsi, SAA Regional General Manager for Africa.

The lifting of visas requirements in 2013 for South African passport holders wishing to visit Tanzania for holiday or business (for up to 90 days) further contributed to stimulating travel between the countries.

“South Africa and Tanzania have traditionally experienced strong bilateral and economic ties; with South Africa one of Tanzania’s biggest trading partners. A number of South African companies in the mining, banking, retail, and hospitality industries have a presence in Tanzania. A further positive development was that imported goods originating within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are now duty free which promotes intra SADC trade thus strengthening regional economic integration,” says Munetsi.

Johannesburg – Dar Es Salaam flights are operated by SAA’s new A320s, or A319s. The A320 offers a superior product in business class, which has also been well accepted by Voyager Frequent Flyers.


Flight     From    Depart    To    Arrive    Frequency
SA186    JNB     10:30       DAR    14:55      Daily
SA187    DAR    15:40      JNB     18:20       Daily
Flight    From    Depart    To    Arrive    Frequency
SA188    JNB    13:35       DAR    17:55        Daily
SA189    DAR    06:00     JNB      08:35        Daily


Issued by: SAA Group Corporate Affairs

About South  African Airways:

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. 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 wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for thirteen consecutive years and the winner of ‘Service Excellence Africa’ for three years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on - time airlines.

For media information, please contact:
SAA Spokesperson
Tlali Tlali
Mobile:+27 82 333 3880
Office: +27 11 978 2298