South African Airways (SAA) is increasing flights, adding seats to popular and growing routes including Kenya, Mauritius, Cape Town and Sao Paulo.
The airline’s country manager in Australia Tim Clyde-Smith said Kenya was a key destination for the East Africa operations.
“From September 13, we are adding three flights to our current daily scheduled service to Nairobi from Johannesburg, making a total of ten flights per week,” Mr Clyde-Smith said.
The route will be operated with a combination of a Boeing 737-800 with 32 business and 125 economy seats, and an Airbus A319 with a capacity of 25 seats in business class and 95 in economy.
Also increasing capacity to meet the needs of SAA customers, flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo will increase to 11 flights a week between 6 October 2012 and 13 March 2013.
Mr Clyde-Smith said the South American routes are becoming increasingly popular with Australians, particularly from Western and South Australia.
Meeting demand over the holiday season, a wide-body aircraft will be utilised on the Johannesburg to Mauritius route.
The busiest air-route on the African continent Johannesburg to Cape Town will also see the addition of a larger aircraft from mid-December until mid-January.
The airline’s country manager suggests people book flights early as even with the additional flights, the holiday periods get busy.
SAA’s reservations system has been updated accordingly to include these additional flights and changes.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W.