About South African Airways

With over 80 years of service, South African Airways, a Star Alliance member, offers the most flights from the U.S. to South Africa, including convenient connections from more than 100 cities in North America to our daily nonstop from New York (JFK) and direct service from Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to our hub in Johannesburg. SAA also offers three weekly nonstop flights to Dakar, Senegal and nonstop service four times weekly to Accra, Ghana both from our Washington Dulles gateway. We also have the most extensive route network within Southern Africa, with connections to over 75 destinations together with our regional partners SA Express, Airlink and Mango.

Our Premium Business Class features a truly 180° lie-flat bed, massage function, privacy screen, laptop plugs, warm duvet and fluffy pillows, an extensive on-demand entertainment system, individual amenity kits, gourmet cuisine and award-winning South African wines.
Economy Class customers will enjoy SAA’s industry-leading legroom of up to 34” at every seat. In addition to more space, SAA’s Economy Class also offers on-demand programming at every seat and passengers will enjoy a selection of freshly prepared meals, complimentary beverage and bar service, and an amenity kit to refresh with during the flight.
At our U.S. gateways, our Premium Business Class passengers will enjoy world-class facilities in luxurious lounges. In South Africa, the International Departures Lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is all about luxury. Features include runway views, internet connections and a luggage storage area. Travelers can also take advantage of snooze rooms, rainfall showers, a cigar lounge, an entertainment area, private boardrooms, a self-service food station, a bar and a children’s area. What’s more, our partnership with Star Alliance provides access to many top travel lounges across the globe.
When you book one of South African Airways Vacations’ packages, you enjoy all the advantages Africa’s #1 airline has to offer.
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