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March 30, 2015 7:05 AM ET

Airlines

Company Overview of South African Airways SOC Limited

Company Overview

South African Airways SOC Limited provides scheduled air services for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail. The company transports various goods, including perishables, livestock, automobiles, and dangerous goods. It also provides line maintenance and heavy maintenance services to domestic, regional, and international airlines; catering and in-flight services to airlines; and retail travel agency services for corporate and leisure customers. South African Airways SOC Limited has a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways. As of March 26, 2014, the company operated to 40 destinations worldwide; and offered approximately 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. ...

Airways Park

Jones Road

OR Tambo International Airport

Kempton Park,  1619

South Africa

11,462 Employees

Key Executives for South African Airways SOC Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
General Manager of Operations
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mango Airlines SOC Limited
Chief Executive Officer of Air Chefs SOC Limited
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

South African Airways SOC Limited Key Developments

South African Airways Resumes Nonstop Service Between Johannesburg and New York On Year-Round Basis

South African Airways' (SAA) has resumed nonstop service on its daily flight from Johannesburg to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, effective March 7, 2015. While SAA's daily flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg has operated on a nonstop basis for several years, the return flight was making a 1-hour enroute stop in Dakar, Senegal, during the low season winter months. SAA's flights between New York-JFK and Johannesburg are operated on the wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180° beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and legroom of up to 34" for long-haul travel.

SAA to Renegotiate Contract with Airbus to Leave 5 New A330s

South African Airways (SAA) plans to renegotiate its contract with Airbus for leasing five new A330s instead of buying 10 A320s as earlier agreed with the manufacturer in 2009. Additionally, SAA has confirmed to extend existing leases on eight A340s in its fleet. With this, SAA expects to save around ZAR 1.25 billion ($107 million) due to various changes instigated in its 90-day turnaround plan, which was started nearly two months earlier.

South African Airways SOC Limited Resumes Daily Round-Trip Nonstop Service Between New York & Johannesburg

South African Airways SOC Limited announced that it will resume its daily nonstop flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York-JFK International Airport, on March 7, 2015. The resumption of the nonstop service on the northbound flight from Johannesburg to New York-JFK will reduce the overall travel time on the route by nearly 90 minutes. While SAA's flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg is operating daily on a nonstop year-round basis, the northbound flight has been temporarily making a one-hour refuelling stop in Dakar, Senegal, due in part to lower travel demand during the winter months. The nonstop flights in each direction are timed conveniently to connect in Johannesburg with SAA's extensive route network in Southern Africa of over 55 destinations and in New York with flights to over 35 cities in the U.S. and Canada through code share partners JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Air Canada. The nonstop flight departs from New York, JFK at 11.15 am and from Johannesburg, South Africa at 8.30 pm. SAA's flights between New York-JFK and Johannesburg are operated on the wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180-degree beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and legroom of up to 34" for long-haul travel. Customers traveling in both Premium Business Class and Economy Class enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, freshly prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring South African wines. South African Airways offers the most non-stop daily service between the U.S. and South Africa, with flights from New York-JFK and Washington, DC-Dulles. In early 2015, the airline further strengthened its position as a leading carrier in the aviation world by being awarded a Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.

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