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South African Airways Receives First Airbus A330-300

South African Airways’ first new A330-300 aircraft arrived Johannesburg yesterday. The aircraft is part of five new A330-300 aircraft on order which will boost the airline's expansion drive.

The A330-300s offer state-of-the-art technology, are environmentally friendly, and are super-comfortable. Interiors are striking in warm, neutral colours and finishes to provide a comfortable, elegant, hospitable and relaxed ambience, leaving customers feeling well rested after long flights.

Interior design is upmarket and resembles the elegant surroundings of SAA’s airport lounges, where warm neutrals invite customers to feel at home.

The aircraft has capacity for 249 passengers, with 46 in premium Business Class and 203 in Economy Class. Seating in Business Class cabins is in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, offering increased privacy and providing all Business Class passengers with direct access to the aisle.

The latest model A330-300s feature an increased 242-tonne maximum take-off weight and have an extended range of 6,350 nautical miles (11,750km) for routes of up to 11 hours.

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