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South African Airways launches Airbus A330-200 on London – Johannesburg route

From 28th March, South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, will be operating a newer aircraft, the Airbus A330-200 on scheduled flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg

The newer aircraft replaces the current A340-600 used on the route and will operate on SA235, the first of SAA’s two daily departures at 19.00 and selected* SA237 flights, which departs at 21:00.  

The changes build on SAA’s growing reputation as winner of “Best African Airline” at the Business Traveller Awards on 14th October 2013 and on SAA’s continued focus on service excellence.  

Gary Kershaw GM South African Airways UK says, “We’ve listened to feedback from our corporate customers and Voyager members around the aspects of their journey that are important to them.  We’re delighted to announce these changes to our summer schedule to strengthen our growing reputation for quality.”  

South African Airways Business customers can enjoy smaller, more personal cabins and forward facing seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, as well as a 74” seat pitch, 180° flat beds and 12” on demand widescreen technology.  Business travellers can also relax and enjoy departure and arrivals lounges at both London Heathrow and Johannesburg, including the unique SAA arrivals lounge at Johannesburg OR Tambo - the perfect place to escape the demands of travel and freshen-up before the business day ahead.  

The newer A330-200 aircraft will offer economy passengers even larger 10 inch widescreen technology, as well as one of the most spacious cabins to Southern Africa, with SAA’s 2-4-2 seat configuration.  

SAA operates the first direct flight of the day from Heathrow to Johannesburg and has built an outstanding reputation for punctuality and won the Flight Stats Award for the Most on Time Airline in the World twice during 2013.

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