FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways' (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa's most awarded airline, launched its "Sizzling Summer Saver" fares starting at $1,300 round-trip (restrictions apply) from Washington D.C. – Dulles and New York - JFK to Johannesburg. Similar fares are being offered to other popular South Africa destinations including: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. These fares are available for purchase by April 30, 2015 only for travel between June 1 and August 10, 2015.
"Our special fares coupled with the extremely favorable exchange rate for the U.S. dollar make this summer the perfect season to explore South Africa," said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President for South African Airways in North America. "Now is the best time for North American travelers to plan a trip and there is no better way to start a South African experience than flying South African Airways."
Having served the U.S. for more than 45 years, South African Airways offers the most daily flights linking the U.S. and South Africa with 28 weekly departures, including service between New York - JFK & Washington, D.C. - Dulles and Johannesburg. SAA also offers codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which provide convenient connections from more than 30 North American cities to SAA's flights. SAA's extensive route network in Africa can conveniently connect travellers via the Johannesburg hub to over 55 destinations on the continent.
To book the "Sizzling Summer Saver" fares, travelers should call 1-800-722-9675, visit www.flysaa.com or contact their professional travel consultant. Other low fares are also available to many destinations throughout SAA's broad route network. For complete air-inclusive vacation packages to destinations throughout Southern & East Africa, contact South African Airways Vacations at 1-855 –FLY-SAAV (1-855-359-7228) or visit www.flysaavacations.com.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, serves 67 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. - Dulles (via Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA offers codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.
Fares include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. The $1,300* fare is valid for round-trip travel from Washington D.C. – IAD to Johannesburg. Round-trip fares from New York-JFK start at $1,500* for travel Monday-Thursday. Travel is permitted between 06/1/2015 and 08/10/2015. Minimum stay of three days is required. Tickets must be purchases within 72 hours of reservation being made. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fares must be purchased by 04/30/2015. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and fuel surcharge (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300 + any applicable fare difference. 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.
SOURCE South African Airways