12-01-2009
 
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH SPECIAL BUY ONE GET ONE (BOGO) FREE TICKET OFFER
 
Contact:
Elizabeth Ninomiya, South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5120; elizabethninomiya@flysaa.com

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH SPECIAL BUY ONE GET ONE (BOGO) FREE TICKET OFFER

To Celebrate, Share Africa and Take a Companion for FREE

When You Purchase a Round Trip Ticket on SAA for Just $1,399*


Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 9, 2009) – South African Airways is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of service with the “Share Africa” fare, which invites passengers to share the allure and excitement of Africa with a companion.  The first passenger pays $1,399* round trip, excluding taxes and fuel surcharges, while the second passenger pays only the taxes and surcharges.  The fare is on sale now through Jan 31st, and is valid for travel from New York JFK or Washington, D.C., to Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa, or Dakar, Senegal, for departures between Jan. 23rd-March 31st, or Oct. 1st-Nov. 30th, 2009.  The “Share Africa” fare is also available for travel from New York or Washington, D.C., to Windhoek, Namibia, for just $1,990* round trip.  Fare rules and restrictions apply.  To book tickets, passengers may call 1-800-722-9675, or their travel agent.

South African Airways was founded in February 1934, and since then has led the way in offering world-class service from Africa to the world.  This attention to service throughout the years has resulted in the airline consistently being named “Best Airline to Africa” by numerous travel experts and publications.  Among its firsts, South African Airways was the first airline to offer service from South Africa to the United States, launching service 40 years ago in 1969, from Johannesburg to New York.  Since then, it has offered the most convenient service from the U.S. to the most points throughout the African continent.  Today, it is poised to continue this tradition of excellence by continuously enhancing its product offering, including non-stop service from New York JFK to Johannesburg, commencing May 1st.  For more highlights on South African Airways’ 75-year history, visit www.flysaa.com
, and link to “About Us.”

“To celebrate 75 years as Africa’s premier airline is something we’re particularly proud of, as it took a long commitment from many outstanding employees throughout the years to make it happen.  It also took the patronage of many loyal passengers – something we’re especially grateful for,” said Marc Cavaliere, South African Airways’ executive vice president for North America.  “We treat our mission – that of bringing the world to Africa and taking Africa to the world – with the utmost importance, and we consider it a privilege to be able to do so.  We hope that our customers will join in and celebrate this milestone with us by flying over and experiencing majestic Africa with a companion.”

South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington, D.C. (until April 30th, with a stop in Dakar commencing May 1), and daily direct service from New York (operating non stop effective May 1) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.   Travelers in premium 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 more than 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.”  As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 912 destinations in 159 countries and more than 16,500 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 Mileage Plus, US Airways’ Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan 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
<http://www.flysaa.com> , where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.

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*Fare excludes taxes and fuel surcharges.  Seats are limited.  Companion must travel with ticket purchaser on the same date and flight. Minimum stay of 5 days, maximum stay of 1 year.



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