2014

South African Airways and JetBlue Airways Offer Code Share Flights on Washington, DC - Dakar, Senegal Route

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline and JetBlue Airways have begun code share operations on SAA's flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal.

JetBlue is now placing its "B6" code on SAA-operated flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal in West Africa.  Customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a single ticket combining JetBlue and SAA-operated flights, as well as the conveniences on their day of travel of one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.  JetBlue tickets are now on sale to Dakar through www.jetblue.com or travel agencies for travel effective immediately.  SAA offers the only daily nonstop service between the U.S. and Dakar with departures from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport aboard modern state-of-the-art wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft.

"SAA welcomes the addition of the JetBlue code share on SAA-operated flights to/from Dakar, which will enhance the award-winning service that both airlines can offer the business and leisure customers, as well as, the Senegalese diaspora communities in the U.S.," said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America & Global Alliances for South African Airways. "The new code share flights on the Washington, DC-Dakar route is further expansion to the successful code share services that SAA and JetBlue introduced in late 2013 to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London in South Africa."

"We are excited to further expand our partnership with South African Airways and add our eighth codeshare route on their network. We now offer our customers more options and connections to and from Africa as we continue to grow our partnership network," said Scott Laurence, Senior Vice President, Airline Planning.  

JetBlue Airways   Flight #5203* 

JetBlue Airways   Flight #5202* 

Depart Washington, DC-IAD:    5:40PM

Depart Dakar, Senegal:   1:55AM

Arrive Dakar, Senegal:   5:50AM +1         

Arrive Washington, DC-IAD:    6:25AM       

*Flights operated by South African Airways 

 (Flight schedules are subject to change)

For reservations and information, customers should visit www.jetblue.com or contact JetBlue Reservations at 1-(800) JET-BLUE.

About SAA

South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, operates to 42 destinations worldwide, including daily nonstop flights from New York, and daily direct flights from Washington, DC (via Dakar) to Johannesburg. In its domestic market SAA has an extensive schedule operating 660 flights in total per week between JohannesburgCape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, from its Johannesburg hub, as well as code-shared flights between Lanseria – Cape Town and Durban. SAA offers more frequencies than any other airline in South Africa. Regionally, SAA offers 26 destinations across the African continent including Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek. SAA's international network creates links to all major continents from South Africa through 11 direct routes and code shares, with daily flights from Johannesburg to London (Heathrow), Frankfurt, Munich, Mumbai, Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Washington, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. SAA has codes share agreements with 27 other airlines across the markets it serves, including partnerships with United, US Airways, Air Canada and JetBlue in North America, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA's core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC). SAA is a Star Alliance member which offers more than 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries. SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa' Award in the regional category for eleven consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa's most on-time airlines. For more information, call 1-800-722-9675, or visit www.flysaa.com.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

Media Contacts: South African Airways 
                          Todd Neuman 
                          Telephone: +1 (954) 769-5111
                          toddneuman@flysaa.com

                          JetBlue Corporate Communications 
                          Tel: +1 (718) 709-3089
                          corpcomm@jetblue.com

SOURCE South African Airways



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