South African Airways (SAA) has realigned its South America network operations in order to continue serving the South American market with the best connectivity and increased capacity.
In some markets SAA has been able to deploy bigger aircraft as well as increase frequencies in order for them to satisfy demand.
The route rationalization exercise is part of SAA’s on-going business enhancement processes and enables the airline to match capacity with demand across its entire network. The South America route remains one of the airline's star routes which it will right-size for optimal service.
SAA currently operates ten non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo, with double daily flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (Johannesburg departures) and Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays (Sao Paulo departures).
The three-night time departures from Johannesburg – Sao Paulo – Johannesburg (SA224/SA225) have now been removed from the SAA schedule. This means that the SAA daily flights will remain operating to the current schedule.
These schedule changes have already been implemented and are now accessible in all Global Distribution Channels as well as SAA’s sales channels.