FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced a "March Madness" sale to many of its great African destinations. The "March Madness" airfare sale starts at $1,129*, including fuel surcharges for flights from New York or Washington D.C. to Johannesburg or Cape Town in South Africa and Dakar, Senegal. The "March Madness" sale is also available to Nairobi, Kenya; Windhoek, Namibia; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Entebbe, Uganda; Durban, South Africa and the beautiful Indian Ocean country of Mauritius. For this spring, SAA encourages travelers to toss out their winter doldrums and experience an exhilarating trip to Africa, while taking advantage of some of the lowest airfares of the year. Sale fares must be purchased by April 1, 2011 on SAA flights from New York or Washington, D.C. To book sale fares, call South African Airways at 1-800-722-9675, visit www.flysaa.com, or call your travel agent.
"Now is a wonderful time to enjoy the change of seasons in Africa and experience the many rich cultures and beautiful scenery that these destinations have to offer, with our low affordable fares," said Todd Neuman, Executive Vice President, North America, for South African Airways. "With South African Airways' convenient schedules from the U.S. and extensive route network throughout the African continent, these fares make it easy for traveler to experience the many wonders of Africa." The "March Madness" sale fares are available now through April 1, 2011 and are valid for travel until May 31, 2011. Bookings can be made by calling 1-800-722-9675, visiting www.flysaa.com, or calling your travel agent. All sale cities and starting fares are listed below.
SAA's "March Madness" Sale Airfares:
Round trip fares from New York or Washington, D.C. to Africa, incl. fuel surcharge.
Taxes up to $205 per passenger are additional.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
* Tickets must be purchased by April 1, 2011 and travel must be completed by May 31, 2011. Fare is based on round trip Economy Class service on flights operated by SAA from IAD or JFK airports. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Departure taxes and fees of up to $205 per passenger apply and are payable at time of ticketing. Additional 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.
SOURCE South African Airways