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South African Airways

South Africa Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of South Africa and a member of Star Alliance. It is headquartered at Johannesburg Tambo International Airport which is also its main hub.  It flies to over 40 local and international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.

General Information 

IATA code: SA


US reservations: +1 800 722 9675

Main hubs: Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo (JNB)

Alliance: Star Alliance

Frequent flyer program: Voyager

Airline partners: Star Alliance members plus Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, Emirates, JetBlue, LAM, Mango, RwandAir, TAAG Angola Airlines, LATAM, Virgin Australia, GOL, Africa World Airlines.

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South African Airways flies to  more than 20 destinations in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. South Africa Airways has codeshare agreements with 13 non-alliance carriers.

Check South African Airways destinations here.


South African Airways operates a fleet of all-Airbus aircrafts:  Airbus A350-900, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A340-300/600, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A319-100. 

Check South African Airways seat maps here


South African Airways has 2 classes of service - Economy and Business. Business class has flat bed seats on all aircrafts, except Airbus A319 and A320.  


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