The Board of South African Airways has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue, a well-defined process that will allow SAA to continue operating in an orderly and safe manner and to keep planes and passengers flying under the direction of a business rescue practitioner.
The South African government is committed to a viable, sustainable, profitable national airline.
SAA apologises unreservedly for the disruption and the inconvenience caused to our customers during this industrial action.
South African Airways is today announcing the suspension of all services between Johannesburg and Hong Kong from Saturday, 23 November 2019 until and including, 14 December 2019.
South African Airways is pleased to announce news of resumption of all international flights, further to the departure of SA234 from Johannesburg on Sunday 17th November, and departure of SA235 from London on Monday 18th November. Customers booked on all flights to/from London should continue to report and check-in as normal.
SAA is pleased to announce that it is aiming to operate all international flights departing from OR Tambo International Airport, with effect from Sunday 17th November 2019 and from London Monday 18th November. Customers booked on these services should report to OR Tambo International Airport and London Heathrow, as normal.
South African Airways has made a limited number of cancellations to its services. The cancellations follow an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that their members will embark on industrial action from Friday morning.
The Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has signed a waiver which allows foreign children to enter South Africa without carrying additional supporting documents.
South African Airways (SAA) will no longer offer customers a free piece of sporting equipment, in addition to its free checked baggage allowance, for tickets issued from Friday 15th November 2019.
South African Airways has scooped the ‘Best African Airline’ Award at the Business Traveller Awards 2019 in London, the 13th consecutive year that SAA has won the accolade.
South African Airways (SAA) operations to Blantyre, Malawi, remains affected by maintenance and upgrade work at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
SAA advises customers that we have been notified of the closure of the main runway at the Blantyre airport (Chileka International Airport) in Malawi. The main runway will be closed between 24 April through to 31 October 2019. It is anticipated that the runway will be open from the 1st of November 2019.
SAA will supplement its existing long-haul fleet with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are modern, twin-engine, and wide-body aircraft. The aircraft will operate on one of SAA’s ultra-long haul routes between Johannesburg and New York’s JFK International Airport, replacing the A340-600 aircraft on this route and will still be operated on a nonstop basis.
SAA has claimed the Skytrax award for Best Airline Staff Service in Africa for the seventh time, reaffirming its vision as the leading airline on the African continent.
Group Chief Executive Officer (Acting) Ms Zuks Ramasia on winning the 2019 Skytrax Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa.
Effective 18 September 2019, SAA will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries.
South African Airways wins four prestigious ACSA Feather Awards, honouring the airline as the Best Performing Domestic Full Service Airline.
South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier and Emirates, the world’s largest international airline are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.
Changes to documents required for minors younger than 18 years, traveling to/from South Africa.
South African Airways joins the world to honour Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic President and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert.