South African Airways Announces the 'Give the Gift of Africa' Sale, Starting at $879*

SALE FARES INCLUDE FUEL SURCHARGES, WITH TRAVEL AVAILABLE TO 18 DESTINATIONS ACROSS AFRICA, INCLUDING DAKAR, JOHANNESBURG, CAPE TOWN, LUANDA, NAIROBI, AND MAURITIUS

Dec 10, 2010, 12:00 ET from South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced the "Give the Gift of Africa Sale," with exceptional deals to 18 memory-making destinations throughout the African continent, including the western, eastern and southern regions.  From the U.S., fares start at just $879* round trip including fuel surcharges, and must be purchased by Dec. 22nd for travel between Jan. 10 and Feb. 19, 2011 on SAA flights between New York or Washington, D.C. to points throughout Africa, including Dakar, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Nairobi and Mauritius, to name a few.  These special low fares make it possible to give the best gift of all this holiday season: a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa to discover and experience the magic of this unique continent.  Whether sipping fine South African wines in the Cape Winelands with majestic views as the backdrop, an exciting safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, relaxing on the exotic sands and Indian Ocean shores of Mauritius or trekking the soaring red sand dunes of Namibia, the "Give the Gift of Africa Sale" makes the perfect present, with memories to last a lifetime.  To book sale fares, travelers must call South African Airways' Customer Call Center at 1-800-722-9675, visit www.flysaa.com, or call their travel agent.

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"Many people are stuck at this time of year, wondering what gift to give that special someone. There is no better gift than a trip to Africa, and these sale fares make that possible," said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways. "With 18 breathtaking destinations to choose from, travelers are sure to find the perfect city for the perfect gift. And, of course, these great sale fares make a perfect holiday present for the giver as well."

Sale fares are available now through Dec. 22nd and can be booked by calling 1-800-722-9675, visiting www.flysaa.com or calling a travel agent.  All sale cities and starting fares are listed below.

Round trip fares from New York or Washington, D.C. to Africa, incl. fuel surcharges. Taxes are additional.

Destination

Fare

Dakar, Senegal

$869

Johannesburg, South Africa

$869

Cape Town, South Africa

$869

Durban, South Africa

$929

Gaborone, Botswana

$929

Harare, Zimbabwe

$999

Windhoek, Namibia

$999

Maputo, Mozambique

$999

Mauritius

$999

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

$999

Lusaka, Zambia

$1,049

Blantyre, Malawi

$1,049

Kinshasa, DRC

$1,049

Livingstone, Zambia

$1,049

Luanda, Angola

$1,049

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

$1,119

Nairobi, Kenya

$1,119

Entebbe, Uganda

$1,119



*Fare is for travel in Economy Class on flights operated by SAA.  Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights.  Departure taxes and fees ranging from approximately $120 to $205 per passenger apply.  Restrictions apply.

South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.   Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180-degree fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors.  Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit.  SAA's unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to Africa."  To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways' premier mileage program.  To sign up, visit www.flysaa.com, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,172 destinations in 181 countries and more than 21,200 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United's, Continental's, US Airways' and Air Canada's frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights.  For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.  For information about South Africa, visit www.southafrica.net.

Contact:  

Elizabeth Ninomiya, South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5120


elizabethninomiya@flysaa.com



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