16 February 2021

SAA confirms that international flights will remain cancelled up to, and including, the 30th of October 2021. Bookings for international travel from the 31st of October onwards will remain in place for now.

10 February 2021

SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will remain cancelled up to, and including, the 27th March 2021.

04 December 2020

SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st January 2021.

06 November 2020

SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st of December 2020.

29 October 2020

The Minister of Public Enterprises has welcomed the government’s commitment to finalise the Business Rescue Plan (BRP) and restructuring of SAA.

19 October 2020

SAA confirms that bookings from the 1st of December 2020 will remain, however flights up to, and including, the 30th of November will be cancelled.

22 September 2020

SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st October 2020.

14 August 2020

South African Airways confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 30th September 2020.

15 July 2020

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) welcomes the vote in favour of a business rescue plan for SAA and applauds creditors and all stakeholders for realising that a new, restructured, competitive airline, is the best option to immediately take back to the skies.

22 June 2020

UK registered charity, How Many Elephants, has launched ‘The Elephant in The Room’ talk series to deliver accurate reporting from the front line of conservation and eco-tourism in Africa to the media.

17 June 2020

Prepared in terms of section 150 of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 (as amended).

03 May 2020

A media statement released by the South African Ministry of Public Enterprises.

14 April 2020

Working closely with the South African Department for International Relations and Cooperation, the service had 200 South African nationals onboard, repatriating home, to reconnect with loved ones, friends and family. 

01 April 2020

‘Don’t travel now so you can travel later’ - an uplifting video created by South African Tourism.

01 April 2020

Acting CEO of SAA, Zuks Ramasia, extends a message of support to customers amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic.

27 March 2020

SAA regrets to inform you that we have temporarily closed our UK&I telephone lines due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are handling only very urgent customer enquiries via email to customersolutions@flysaa.com

25 March 2020

South African Airways has announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday 27th March until 16th April 2020 (inclusive). The decision came after the South African government announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days aimed at combatting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Friday, SAA announced the suspension of all intercontinental and Africa regional flights until 31 May 2020. 

20 March 2020

SAA has announced that it will immediately suspend all international and regional operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus.

09 March 2020

SAA is delighted that the Visionary Honours 2020 is kindly supporting the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK during this important year for us as we celebrate our 25th birthday!

28 February 2020

The South African Airways (SAA) Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) confirm that a further extension for publication of the Plan from 28 February to 31 March 2020 has been approved by the requisite majority of creditors holding voting interests in the company.

14 February 2020

Further to last week's announcement by the joint Business Rescue Practitioners of SAA to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable business and identification of routes to be retained to drive the carrier towards profitability, SAA will continue to operate all international services between Johannesburg and London Heathrow, Frankfurt, New York, Perth and Washington via Accra.

06 February 2020

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of SAA today announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.

04 February 2020

SAA confirmed its (further) intention to cancel and consolidate selected scheduled flights where there is low demand.

04 February 2020

Celebrating 86 years of SAA.

28 January 2020

The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways, supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises and National Treasury, have been successful in obtaining the balance of the funding required to meet the airline’s short term liquidity requirements.

27 January 2020

Operators selling trips in southern Africa have pledged to stand by South African Airways amid the carrier’s ongoing funding crisis, reports TTG.  

22 January 2020

The South African Airways new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.

21 January 2020

South African Airways is consolidating some selected domestic flights between Johannesburg and its domestic airports Cape Town and Durban, and on the international network on selected services between Johannesburg and Munich.

17 January 2020

South African Airways has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet.

17 January 2020

South African Airways and Airlink have redefined their partnership with a new commercial arrangement from 11 June 2020, replacing their franchise agreement.

13 January 2020

South African Airways has signed up to be one of the first airlines in the world to implement the new IATA module that will help in the fight against the illegal trafficking of wildlife.

09 January 2020

South African Airways (UK) is delighted to support the Community Conservation Fund Africa.

07 January 2020

SAA was ranked in the category for Middle East and Africa, making SAA the leading African on-time performance carrier (2019).

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.

27 February 2020

South African Airways has expanded pre-booked seating options through our Chargeable Advance Seat Reservation system. Customers can now choose where they want to sit in advance.

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.