Global Traveler Magazine Names South African Airways as Best Airline in Africa for 12th Consecutive Year

Dec 09, 2015, 08:15 ET from South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa's most awarded airline has been, for the 12th consecutive year, honored by Global Traveler Magazine, as "Best Airline in Africa" in the magazine's annual GT Tested Reader's survey. The magazine presented the award to Todd Neuman, Vice President, Commercial for South African Airways in North America at a ceremony held on December 8, at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. SAA was recognized by Global Traveler readers for its consistently high service that keeps it in the world-class category and best in the region year after year.

"It is a distinguished honor to receive this award once again and we thank all Global Traveler's readers who elected us the best airline in Africa," said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President for South African Airways in the Americas. "We are the airline that knows Africa best and we give our passengers an extraordinary experience as they travel between North America and the region. This commitment to excellence is what makes SAA a great airline!"

"It's nearly impossible for us to celebrate our GT Tested Reader Survey awards without celebrating South African Airways, they have won each of the 12 years we have hosted this survey, which is an accomplishment as well as a testament to their quality," said Francis X. Gallagher, Publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. "They have also entered our 10-Year Hall of Fame in the past, and won several times for their exceptional on-board wines. That says it all! And of course, they remain one of my best flight experiences ever. Congratulations to our good friends at SAA!"

As the leading carrier from the U.S. to South Africa, South African Airways is the only carrier to offer daily nonstop service from New York – JFK to Johannesburg and nonstop service from Washington D.C. – Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, or Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg. From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA together with its regional partners SA Express, Airlink and Mango offers easy, seamless connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, Kruger National Park, Livingstone, Maputo, Victoria Falls, Windhoek and Mauritius.  

About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, serves 67 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.

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