SAA adds more flights in Africa


South African Airways is adding to its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

The most recent change is an increase on the Johannesburg–Lagos (Nigeria) route, where the airline will offer eight frequencies per week, from the beginning of August.

“All flights will be operated with a long-haul Airbus aircraft offering lie-flat seats in Business Class, which we anticipate will be welcomed by our Business Class travellers, as we have seen a tremendous growth in demand for premium travel in Africa,” says Kendy Phohleli, SAA General Manager Commercial (Acting).

The new flight on Tuesdays, SA080, will depart Johannesburg at 23h00 to arrive in Lagos at 04h15 the following day. SA081 returns on Wednesdays from Lagos departing at 08h00, to arrive back in Johannesburg at 14h55.

Other routes to receive additional frequencies include Johannesburg-Harare, Zimbabwe (18 to 19 per week); Johannesburg-Lusaka, Zambia (20 to 21 per week); Johannesburg-Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (from two to three per week); Johannesburg–Blantyre, Malawi (from two to three per week); Johannesburg-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (from 13 to 14 per week); Johannesburg-Kinshasa, DRC (from four to six per week); Johannesburg-Nairobi, Kenya (from 10 to 11 per week); Johannesburg-Ndola, Zambia (three to four per week); and Johannesburg-Windhoek, Namibia (20 to 21 per week).