SAA launches direct service to Guangzhou


South African Airways will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China on 18 September, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export-led manufacturing industries.

The Guangzhou route will cater for a spectrum of travellers between Johannesburg and China, including corporate travellers, with a particular interest for traders.

SAA will be the only carrier operating a direct service between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, with a flight time of approximately 13 hours and 40 minutes, providing the shortest travel time on a non-stop basis between the two points.

There will be three new flights per week to Guangzhou, in South China, and these will complement SAA’s current operations to Hong Kong.

This means, SAA will fly four times a week to Hong Kong.

An Airbus A340-300 aircraft will operate both the Guangzhou and Hong Kong routes.

SAA has interline agreements with China Southern Airlines, China Eastern, Air China and Hainan Airlines.

The airline is also negotiating a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines.