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South African Airways once again scoops ‘Best African Airline’ Award

JOHANNESBURG. 19 October 2015. South African Airways (SAA) has once again scooped the ‘Best African Airline’ Award at the Business Traveller Awards 2015.

This is the ninth consecutive year that SAA has won the accolade, adding to a line-up of awards the airline received this year including a 4-Star Airline Skytrax ranking for the 13th year in a row.

The Business Traveller Awards, which were hosted by English writer, broadcaster, actor Gyles Brandreth, at London’s Royal Garden Hotel, are voted for by readers of the magazine and are designed to reward products and services that the readers themselves value. Widely regarded as the market’s benchmark for excellence, South Africa’s national carrier beat competition from Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Egypt Air.

“Since moving to the new Queen’s Terminal 2 at London Heathrow International Airport in October 2014, SAA has continued its commitment to quality service.

“On-time departures and consistency is a key requirement for business travel.  Since its move into the new terminal, SAA’s average on-time performance for departures has been above 90% exceeding the company’s targets. Receiving the 2015 Business Traveller Award for ‘Best African Airline’ further cements the airline’s growing reputation,” says Tim Atkinson, SAA Head of International Airports.

SAA offers direct double daily flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg and serves over 30 destinations within Africa on a fleet of Airbus A330 and A340s.

Business Traveller was launched in the UK in 1976 and now has ten editions worldwide including the US, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, China and Germany. The magasine aims to provide frequent business travellers with travel news and inspiration for both their business and leisure trips.



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.

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SAA Spokesperson

Tlali Tlali


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