South African Airways Celebrates 25 Years of Flying to Nairobi
South African Airways (SAA), the flag carrier of South Africa, is celebrating 25 years of flying to Nairobi, Kenya, the airline’s first East African destination.
From modest beginnings, SAA’s Kenyan operations have grown steadily through the years. Today the airline operates 11 flights per week between Johannesburg and Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and the lar
SAA was the first African Airline to operate between Johannesburg and Kenya when it introduced two weekly flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi in 1991. Kenya was also the airline’s first East African operation.
Nairobi is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs and is famous across the world for the Nairobi National Park, the world’s only game reserve found within a major city, host to a wide variety of wildlife.
The Johannesburg to Nairobi route is key to SAA’s network in East Africa due to its profitable contribution to the total network and its importance in connecting Kenya to the USA, South America and Southern Africa. The route is operated by SAA’s new A320 aircraft with capacity for 24 seats in business class and 114 in economy class.