FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa's most awarded airline, is offering special fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for travel in early 2017. The fares are offered from SAA's gateways at New York-JFK International Airport and Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa; Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal starting at just $660.00* (restrictions apply) round-trip. Travel on these fares is applicable for an extended period between January 15 and May 31, 2017, with tickets purchased by December 26, 2016.
These special holiday fares are available for 7-days only, so travelers must hurry to unwrap this gift and purchase tickets by visiting www.flysaa.com or calling SAA reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675.
"Africa is on many travelers' bucket list and this is the perfect gift to give loved ones or friends for the holidays," said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas, for South African Airways. "Combine these special holiday fares with the very favourable currency exchange rates in Africa and you can create a great vacation value of a lifetime."
As the leading carrier from the U.S. to South Africa, South African Airways is the only airline to offer daily nonstop service from New York – JFK and daily direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles to Johannesburg, South Africa. South African Airways also offers nonstop service from Washington, DC-Dulles to Accra, Ghana, four-days per week and from Washington, DC-Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, three-days per week. From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA offers business and leisure travelers convenient connections to over 75 destinations on the Africa continent in partnership with its regional airlines SA Express, Airlink and Mango.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, serves over 75 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 partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.
Fares are valid for round-trip travel and include all government and carrier imposed taxes and fees. Travel is permitted between January 15 and May 31, 2017 (return travel must commence on / before June 15, 2017). The $660* fare is valid from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB), Accra (ACC) and Dakar (DKR). Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours of reservations being made or by December 26, 2016, whichever comes first. A minimum stay of one Sunday night required for the fares to apply. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and carrier imposed fees (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee of $300 and any applicable fare difference. Administrative fees may also apply. Child discounts do not apply to these fares and an infant (not occupying a seat) pays 10% of the adult fare. Stopovers are not permitted on these fares. Seats are limited at these fares and may not be available on all flights, but other low fares may also be offered. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.
Todd Neuman, South African Airways,
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