SAA to increase flights on African routes

15 November 2013

South African Airways (SAA) will be increasing flights on its more popular African routes, to destinations in the DRC, Namibia, Zambia and Tanzania, from 7 December.

“These plans are part of our African expansion strategy, where we aim to increase frequencies on routes with higher passenger volumes, the ultimate goal being the achievement and maintenance of commercial sustainability,” SAA acting commercial general manager Kendy Phohleli said in a statement on Friday.

Flights will be increased on the following routes:

  • Flights between Johannesburg and Kinshasa from four to six per week from 10 December.
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam from 12 to 13 per week from 13 December.
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Windhoek from 20 to 21 per week from 12 January.
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Ndola from 19 to 20 per week from 13 January.
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka from 19 to 20 per week from 14 January.

Also, as of 7 December, the airline will no longer fly between Johannesburg and Kigali, Rwanda or Bujumbura, Burundi . These flights will be taken over by its recently announced codeshare partner RwandAir, who will accommodate any SAA customers who already have tickets for Kigali or Bujumbura.

South African Airways is Africa’s most awarded airline and flies to 42 destinations worldwide.

These include 26 African destinations, namely: Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kigali, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.

SAinfo reporter