Why Fly with SAA?

We’re proud to be the national airline of South Africa and deliver a world-class experience every time. These are just a few of the benefits we offer to make your customers' experience truly unique.


The LARGEST network in Southern Africa with SEAMLESS connections


With a daily overnight flight from Heathrow Terminal Two to Johannesburg and easy onward connections, we have the largest route network within Southern Africa, offering more frequencies than any other airline in South Africa.


SPACIOUS economy cabins to Southern Africa


Customers travelling with us in Economy Class are invited to stretch out and relax in our spacious and modern cabins to Southern Africa, fitted with newly designed slim-line seats which have a 30 - 32" seat pitch. Enjoy access to individual USB charging ports and shared PC power points.

Our 2-4-2 seat configuration guarantees that they are only ever one seat away from the aisle with the latest movies and TV shows available on-demand on a great 10.1” screen.

NO FEE for unaccompanied minors

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old (inclusive) and not accompanied by a person of 16 years of age or older are classed as an unaccompanied minor.

They will be given a badge at check-in together with a document satchel which allows our personnel to identify them more easily during flights and in crowds. This service is free of charge but reservations must be made in advance as we limit the number of unaccompanied minors per flight to ensure the best possible treatment for each child.


Enjoy a GENEROUS baggage allowance in BOTH CABINS


Your Business Class customers benefit from a generous two piece baggage allowance (up to 32kg per bag), Economy Class travellers receive a one piece allowance (up to 23kg), allowing them to take everything they will need for an amazing trip!

DEDICATED arrivals lounge in Johannesburg to freshen up upon arrival.

Conveniently located just after customs, the ORTIA Arrivals Lounge in Johannesburg is exclusive to SAA Business Class passengers.

Open from 05:00 – 13:00, the lounge offers your Business Class customers a chance to refresh after their journey. A self service food and beverage area is available, as well as internet access and an enclosed smokers lounge.

They are also invited to take advantage of the excellent shower facilities and complimentary suit pressing service to ensure they feel refreshed and ready for their day.