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Finally, South African Airways Set to Return to the Skies


The long wait is finally over. In just under a month, the striking and familiar livery of South African Airways will once again be visible in the skies as the airline resumes operations.

The carrier has confirmed the first flights will commence on Thursday, 23 of September 2021. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, 26 August 2021. Voyager bookings and Travel Credit Voucher redemption will be available from Monday, 6 September 2021.


SAA will as an initial phase operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, and Maputo. More destinations will be added to the route network as it ramps up operations in response to market conditions.


Following months of preparation after exiting business rescue, SAA resumes both domestic and continental service.


The carrier’s first scheduled flight is an early morning take-off from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg to Cape Town International on Thursday the 23rd of September and is one of three return flights per day between the two cities.


Flights are also set to start to five African capitals - Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, and Maputo.

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