South African Airways (SAA) has increased frequency to Luanda, Angola, creating a seamless travel experience for customers travelling to various destinations on the SAA network on all continents.
SAA’s African and Asian destinations in particular will have an increased connectivity allowing for seamless travel.
The two extra weekly flights commenced September 9, 2018, bringing SAA’s total weekly operations between Johannesburg and Luanda to four flights per week.
SAA has been operating to Luanda for more than 30 years, making it one of the leading airlines in Angola.
The route is very popular with not only Angolans, but with most of the guests travelling from and to Luanda and then connecting on SAA’s route network to various destinations such as Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, New York, Washington and the entire Southern African Development Community.
SAA operates to all the major cities such as Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek, Harare, Mauritius, Lilongwe and Blantyre.
Nairobi, Entebbe and Dar es Salaam also feature prominently on the travel itineraries of the airline’s guests on this route.
Both narrow and wide body aircraft (A330-200, A330-300 and A320) operate on this route. The additional frequencies that took effect on September 9 will be operated with the A320 two class configured aircraft.
“As part of our Africa growth strategy, we are enhancing our footprint on the continent by expanding our route network to enable seamless connections for our customers,” says Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.
“We are especially pleased to offer our customers from Angola more travel options to connect them to the world through Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. East and Southern Africa, and the rest of the continent and the world are easily within reach.
“SAA remains committed to living up to the promise of bringing the world to Africa, and taking Africa to the World.”
SAA’s Network Development Plan is aligned to the Alliance Strategy by strengthening its position in sub-Saharan Africa through forming new partnerships.
The airline’s customers can also fly with TAAG Angola Airlines, as the two carriers code-share between Johannesburg and Luanda as well as Cape Town and Luanda.
TAAG Angola Airlines code-shares with SAA on its direct service between Johannesburg and Luanda, including destinations such Harare and Lusaka on the South African Airways network.