South African Airlines

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South African Airways is the flagship carrier of South Africa and is headquartered at Airways Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline offers the biggest route network in Africa and coversmore destinations, both abroad and within South Africa, than any other airline in the country. In April 2006, the airline became a member of the prestigious Star Alliance.

On-Board South African Airways

It was on 1st February 1934 when it all started for the aviation company. The South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and the airline was renamed as South African Airways (SAA). Thus, it fell under the direct control of South African Railways and Harbour administration. Since then, it has come a long way and today, South African Airlines is recognized as a major international airline in the world.

The airline has won several awards; some of the most notable ones being:

  • On time performance Service Award by Flightstats in 2013
  • African Cargo Airline of the year by STAT Times in 2013
  • Best Airline in Africa by Skytrax in 2012

Connectivity and Fleet Information

As far as connectivity of the airline is concerned, it covers multiple countries across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

The current fleet strength of South African Airways includes SAA Airbus A319-100s, A330-200s, A340-200s, 340-300s, 340-600s and SAA Boeing 737-800s

Services and Baggage Allowance

Once you book your South African Airways India flight tickets, you may expect some excellent in-flight entertainment while on-board. You may indulge in listening to excellent music to watching news and latest blockbusters. There is a wide genre of entertainment available for passengers across all age groups.

Regarding your meals, you may enjoy food from an international menu which has been created by celebrity chefs.

The South African Airways baggage allowance policy states that the maximum weight of each bag cannot exceed 32 kgs. For children and infants who pay at least 50 % of the adult fare, are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults. Infants not occupying a seat may be allowed one bag of 10 kgs.

Free checked-in baggage rules differ as per the destination you select. For complete details on baggage policies, please click here.

With the South African Airways Web check-in facility, you could avoid long queues at the airport. You may check-in before 24 hours upto 2 hours before an international flight departs. You may also select the seat of your choice and print your boarding pass from home.

To avail the South African Airways Web check-in facility, click here.

For more details from the South African airways customer service, you can contact them here.

Cleartrip: Runway for Booking South African Airways Flights

With Cleartrip, you may make all your South African Airways onlinebookings for your single or return journey in business, economy or first class air travel. By entering your debit or credit card details, you may make your booking with ease. We also enable you to find out your South African Airways flight status.

It is always great to know beforehand whether your air ticket is confirmed or on the waiting list. Cleartrip helps you to ascertain your South African Airways PNR status here.

South African Airlines top sectors

Top international sectors of South African include Cape Town to Johannesburg , Johannesburg to Cape Town , Johannesburg to Durban and Durban to Johannesburg . They also have occasional flights from Porto to Lisbon, Cape Town to East London and Frankfurt to Milan flights. Find more route here -

Top South African Routes