South African Airways’ First A330-300 Arrives Boosting Growth Plans

09 December 2016

South African Airways’ first new A330-300 aircraft arrived in December. The aircraft forms part of five new A330-300 aircraft on order which will enable the airline to expand its current route network and improve its efficiencies.The A330-300s offer state-of-the-art technology, are environmentally friendly, and are super-comfortable. Interiors are striking in warm, neutral colours and finishes to provide a comfortable, elegant, hospitable and relaxed ambience, leaving customers feeling well rested after long flights. Interior design is upmarket and resembles the elegant surroundings of SAA’s airport lounges, where warm neutrals invite customers to feel at home.

In SAA’s configuration, the aircraft has capacity for 249 passengers, with 46 in premium Business Class and 203 in Economy Class. Seating in Business Class cabins is in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, offering increased privacy and providing all Business Class passengers with direct access to the aisle. The A330-300s offer more Business Class seats than the largest aircraft in SAA’s current fleet.

Economy Class on the A330 is fitted with 203 newly designed slim-line seats, all with extra personal space and generous legroom for your travelling comfort. Each seat is fitted with a 10,1” screen, individual USB charging ports and access to shared PC power points.This combination of superior payload and range will enable SAA to expand its route network in Africa and beyond.The A330s complement SAA’s existing Airbus long-haul and domestic/regional fleet, which includes 10 A320s which were delivered last year.

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