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With its main operating hub located at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South African Airways is the national airline of South Africa. A member of Star Alliance, South African Airways, in alliance with its subsidiaries, serves more than 50 domestic and international destinations. The airline has won the “Best Airline in Africa” award a number of times. Economy and Business are the two travel classes South African Airways offers tickets for.

In-flight Amenities

Passengers in long-haul business class cabin enjoy comfortable lie-flat seats which come with ample recline and headrest. The award-winning in-flight menu features everything, from appetizing starters to sumptuous main course dishes and a selection of fine wines. South African Airways’ economy class is an affordable yet comfortable class of travel. Guests are offered spacious seats, engaging entertainment and a choice of meals and beverages.


The airline flies to a number of major cities worldwide, including:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Amsterdam
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Osaka
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Zurich

Flying from the UK

London Heathrow and Manchester Airport are the key UK airports the airline flies from.

Other Services & Facilities

Check-in: South African Airways offers multiple check-in options including online check-in, self check-in kiosks, and bag drop counter. Online check-in is a smart and fast way to check-in for South African Airways flights. By using this facility, you can check-in as early as 24 hours before the flight departure. The airline’s touch screen kiosks are available at a few domestic and international airports such as Cape Town, Durban, and Frankfurt.

Frequent Flyer Programme: Join Voyager, and enjoy a world of exciting privileges while flying with SAA. You earn miles by booking flights with the airline or by buying any service or product from its partners. The programme has four membership tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Lifetime Platinum.

Lounges:The airline operates many airport lounges for its premium class passengers. Apart from comfortable seating, the lounges offer complimentary food, Wi-Fi access (at selected airports), and more. SAA’s business class passengers have the privilege to access lounges operated by the airline’s Star Alliance partners.

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Flying from


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  • Arrive
  • Price from
  • johannesburg
  • London Heathrow
  • Johannesburg
  • £564 Per person
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  • cape town
  • London Heathrow
  • Cape Town
  • £571 Per person
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  • durban
  • London Heathrow
  • Durban
  • £573 Per person
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  • mauritius
  • London Heathrow
  • Mauritius
  • £1001 Per person
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