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South African Airways Increases Charter Flights to the Maldives

South African Airways (SAA) has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from 21 April, 2019 until October 2019.

Holidaymakers can make use of the special chartered flights which will be operated by Airbus wide-body aircraft with Business and Economy class services.

By flying direct to the southern part of the Maldives, South African Airways can reduce the flying time from 16 hours (via the Middle East), to only 7 hours.

Maldives schedule effective 21 April 2019:

SA2950 departs at 23h50 on Sundays (21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 21 July, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sept, 22 Sept, & 13 Oct), and arrives the Maldives at 09:50 the following morning.

SA2951 departs at 13:00 on Saturdays (27 April, 22 June, 29 June, 06 July, 27 July, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 07 Sept, 28 Sept & 19 Oct) and arrives Johannesburg at 17h00.

The Maldives is undoubtedly, the obvious choice for a memorable holiday, especially over the cold South African winter. Holiday-makers can look forward to unrivalled luxury, pristine white sand beaches, and an amazing underwater world.

In November last year, SAA became the first long haul international carrier to fly to Gan International Airport, situated at the southern tip of the Maldives, south of the Equator.

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