FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, is proud to receive, once again, both "Best Airline in Africa" and "Best Business Class to Africa" awards from Business Traveler. Readers of the magazine are world-class experts in the business of travel who know quality when they experience it and they selected South African Airways among a variety of top travel products and services. The awards were presented to SAA at a ceremony held on January 8, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. This recognition comes on top of Skytrax recently naming SAA "Best Airline in Africa" for the 12th consecutive year.
"It is a distinguished honor to receive these awards and we thank all Business Traveler's readers who chose us as their favorite airline in Africa," said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President for South African Airways in North America. "This further demonstrates SAA's commitment to excellence and reinforces our belief that an outstanding customer experience is what makes a great airline."
South African Airways offers the most flights from the U.S. to South Africa with daily nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and daily direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg. As South Africa's national flagship and the leading airline from the U.S. to Southern Africa, SAA recently launched the "Go See Southern Africa" campaign for both the travel trade and consumers in North America, to promote travel to the region. For more information, visit the "Go See Southern Africa" page on www.flysaa.com.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, operates to 40 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 Johannesburg – Cape 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 and Sao Paulo. SAA has codes share agreements with 27 other airlines across the markets it serves, including code share partnerships with United, Air Canada and JetBlue in North America, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member which offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries. SAA is the winner of the Skytrax 'Best Airline in Africa' Award in the regional category for twelve consecutive years and "Best Airline Staff Service in Africa" for the third time. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa's most on-time airlines.
SOURCE South African Airways