Cheap flights on South African Airways
View and compare some of the cheap flights on South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa. You can compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world. Saving you time and money. Direct low-cost flights to London, America, Germany, and Australia are popular routes. View and compare all our fares online from the comfort of your home or office.
Book your car hire online before your arrival in South Africa, save time. South African Airways is based at O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg SAA.
South African Airways Destinations
South African Airways can connect you to 38 destinations in 26 countries, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the East, Australia and the USA. As Africa’s financial hub Johannesburg plays its part as an entry point to the entire Southern Africa region. People from all over the world fly into South Africa. Travellers to South Africa vary from businessmen from Britain and Germany to holidaymakers from Australia and South America.
South African Airways history
South African Airways hub is based at Johannesburg International Airport or O.R. Tambo International Airport. Most importantly, Johannesburg airport is less than 25 km from the centre of downtown along the M1 motorway.
South African Airways was founded by the SA Government in 1934. However, it was originally controlled by the SA Railways and Harbours Administration. In 1997 SAA changed its name and livery also introducing online services. In 2006 the airline split from its parent company Transnet and began operations as an independent airline. The Airbus A319, A320, A330 and A340 are all currently in operation. SAA, including its affiliates, has an extensive domestic network. Three affiliated airlines being, Mango, Airlink and also South African Express Airways. Mango also flies to Zanzibar and Airlink fly’s the Madagascar route.
South African Airways Logo changed
SAA replaced the old colours of orange, blue and white with the Flying Springbok emblem in 1997. The new colours in the decal design are nothing less than impressive. The colours have drawn accolades from various foreign airlines from around the world. One Boeing 747-300 aircraft, named Ndizani, was painted entirely in the colours of the flag. The colourful aircraft flew South African athletes to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
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