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Flights with South African Airways

Looking for cheap flights with South African Airways? Then you are at the right place. With South African Airways and you are in expert hands. Voted ‘Best Airline to Africa’ from the UK for 17 consecutive years and with over 70 years experience, the largest airline in Africa operates more domestic and regional flights than any other scheduled carrier in Africa. From London Heathrow, SAA offer daily overnight flights to Cape Town and twice daily overnight flights to Johannesburg with connections on to 19 domestic airports and 31 regional cities across the continent. From your UK point of origin Check in is completed, boarding cards issued and bags tagged through to first point of entry in South Africa, thus offering seamless connections through Terminal 1 with their Star Alliance partner bmi. SAA’s unrivalled network means they can devise any itinerary you wish, safe in the knowledge that SAA will smoothly connect you.

South African operates one of the youngest, most efficient fleets in the world. The average age of the planes is 5 years. South African invests in the latest technology to ensure greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, particularly of carbon and nitrous oxide. Plans are in place to further modernize the existing fleet.

South African Airways onboard menus are exceptional with carefully designed dishes covering all the different countries they fly to, giving a truly international flavour.Since 1986, with the assistance of a panel of local and international independent judges, SAA have selected only the best South African wines to be served on board and in its lounges. Their annual wine judging is widely regarded as the most rigorous wine selection process in South Africa. You are definitely in for a treat!
Premium Class Menus
On all international flights SAA offer a choice of 4 main courses from hearty to healthy, all served on elegant china and fine linen. In addition, enjoy delectable starters and savoury and sweet finales designed by a team of celebrity chefs and the finest selection of South African wines.

Movies and other video or television choices are available on all South African Airways flights longer than 3 hours.
AVOD (Audio and Video on Demand)
Play, pause and rewind as you wish with the Sony P@ssport or the Panasonic 3000 System, available on Airbus A340-600, and A340-300*. These audio and video on demand systems are available at every seat and passengers can select from a library of movies, audio programmes and video games.* also applies to Premium Class on A340-200

Main Screen
Economy Class passengers travelling on Airbus A340-200 aircraft have the main cabin screen offering feature films, comedies, sitcoms, documentaries and Airshow maps.
South African Airways Cabin

Economy Class

On A340-300 and A340-600 aircraft, over 80% of seats offer a very generous 33-34 inch seat pitch. Add fine cuisine, complimentary drinks, including award-winning South African wines, and a personal wide-screen video-on-demand entertainment and audio system*, and you really are in for a comfortable flight. Features include -

  • Generous leg room with the majority of seats offering an unrivalled seat pitch of 33-34”
  • Personal 10.4” wide screen video-on-demand in-flight entertainment & audio system offering you a choice of over 15 blockbuster movies*
  • Seating configuration 2-4-2.
  • Choice of two main courses and complimentary drinks including a range of award winning South African wines.
  • Telephones at every seat
  • Amenity kit, snug blanket and pillow.
  • Select seat in advance.