05 December 2019

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.  

02 December 2019

The South African government is committed to a viable, sustainable, profitable national airline.

25 November 2019

SAA apologises unreservedly for the disruption and the inconvenience caused to our customers during this industrial action.

22 November 2019

South African Airways is pleased to announce that the airline will be restoring a full flight schedule in stages over the weekend.

21 November 2019

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.

20 November 2019

South African Airways is pleased to confirm the resumption of all international flights SA234 / SA235 to/from London and advises customers to report and check-in as normal.

18 November 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.

15 November 2019

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. 

13 November 2019

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.  

13 November 2019

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.

29 October 2019

The Malawi Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services wishes to announce the launch of an online visa service for visitors to Malawi effective 1st November, 2019.

28 October 2019

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.

14 October 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.

30 August 2019

SA Express confirms that all of its operations resumed from midday 30 August 2019.  

23 August 2019

South African Airways (SAA) operations to Blantyre, Malawi, remains affected by maintenance and upgrade work at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.

23 August 2019

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. 

15 August 2019

South African Airways were delighted to partner with the Experience Africa Awards in London.

01 July 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.

20 June 2019

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.

20 June 2019

Group Chief Executive Officer (Acting) Ms Zuks Ramasia on winning the 2019 Skytrax Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa.

07 June 2019

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Zuks Ramasia as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for SAA as of Monday, 10 June 2019.

03 June 2019

Star Alliance today announced the plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the next Connecting Partner in its global network.

03 June 2019

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has accepted the resignation of Mr Vuyani Jarana, Group Chief Executive Officer.

05 May 2019

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.

02 April 2019

South African Airways (SAA) introduces new booking class for business travellers with immediate effect.

29 March 2019

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager mobile app allowing customers to conveniently manage frequent flyer accounts remotely.


27 March 2019

Effective immediately, South African Airways has increased excess baggage charges for travel between London and Southern Africa for Business and Economy travellers.

27 December 2018

South African Airways wins four prestigious ACSA Feather Awards, honouring the airline as the Best Performing Domestic Full Service Airline.

27 December 2018

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.

10 December 2018

Changes to documents required for minors younger than 18 years, traveling to/from South Africa. 

03 December 2018

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.