FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced the celebration of its upcoming non-stop return service between Johannesburg and New York with the "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" fare sale. One low fare of $1,329* round trip (taxes and fees not included) can give you the freedom to travel between New York and Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe or Mauritius. SAA's morning non-stop flights from New York to Johannesburg allow travelers the freedom to visit more of Africa with easy and seamless same-day connections to many remarkable countries on the continent. The new non-stop return flight from Johannesburg to New York, which currently makes a short stop in Dakar, Senegal, will make the return even more convenient starting May 1st, allowing passengers more time to enjoy in Africa, and an early-morning arrival in New York with an array of connection opportunities to points throughout North America and the Caribbean. The special fare is available for SAA flights from JFK for purchase now through April 21st for travel departing May 1st-31st. Travel must commence by May 31st and be completed by June 15th. To book the "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" fare, please call 1-800-722-9675, visit www.flysaa.com, or call your travel agent.
"SAA is pleased to offer our customers the convenience of non-stop service in both directions between New York and Johannesburg, which will reduce the overall travel time by approximately 90 minutes. Now more than ever, SAA is the most convenient and comfortable choice for business and leisure customers traveling between New York and South Africa, and more than 40 destinations throughout the African continent," said Todd Neuman, acting executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways. "With our new bi-directional non stop service, we invite travelers to experience our warm South African hospitality and award-winning service, while they take advantage of these new affordable fares."
South African Airways announced earlier this year that its return service from Johannesburg to New York JFK will now operate non stop beginning May 1st. The new timing for the flight means more time on the ground for travelers in Southern Africa, less time in the air, an earlier arrival time in New York, and more time to enjoy the Big Apple or to access many more early morning connection opportunities on a number of airlines.
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° 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 1,160 destinations in 181 countries and more than 21,000 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, 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.
* Fares include fuel surcharges and are valid only for SAA operated flights from New York (JFK). Offer valid on purchase of round-trip economy class tickets only. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Departure taxes and Sept. 11th security fee of approximately $110-$210 (depending on itinerary) per passenger are additional and payable at time of ticketing. Tickets must be paid for and issued at time of reservation. Change fees apply. Fare is non-refundable. Re-routing is not permitted. Offer valid for reservations booked by 04/21/2011 for travel departing between 05/01/2011 and 05/31/2011, with travel being completed by 06/15/2011. Price is for new bookings only, is subject to availability, may change without notice and is not retroactive.
SOURCE South African Airways