South African Airways (SAA), a Skytrax 4-Star rated airline for 16 consecutive years, has been honored by Business Traveler magazine’s readers as “Best Business Class to Africa” and “Best Airline in Africa” in the magazine’s annual survey. This year marks the 10th consecutive year that SAA has been selected as “Best Airline in Africa” and the 9th consecutive year as “Best Business Class to Africa” by the publication’s readers. Business Traveler is one of the leading publications for the frequent global business travelers.

“We recognize that Business Traveler magazine’s readers are sophisticated jetsetters who expect only the finest products and services when they fly, so we are honored that they’ve named us best in the Africa for the past decade,” said Todd Neuman executive vice president for South African Airways in North America. “This is also tremendous tribute the employees of SAA that provide world-class service to these important travelers and a validation of our efforts to continually enhance and improve our service offering to the African continent.” 

The readers’ selection of SAA as Africa’s best is a reflection of the consistently high-quality service that retains the airline’s long-standing position as the preferred carrier for business travel to the continent.

For business travelers, the quality of their trips are measured from end-to-end,” said Dan Booth, editorial director of Business Traveler.  “South African Airways stands out in their service both to and within Africa thanks to their long history and cultural connections with the continent.  Our readers recognize SAA for consistently providing the best air travel experience in this important and growing area of the world.”

As the leading carrier from the U.S. to South Africa, South African Airways offers the most flights with nonstop service from New York–JFK Airport to Johannesburg, and daily nonstop service from Washington, DC-Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, or Accra, Ghana, with continued service to Johannesburg. From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA together with its regional partners SA Express, Airlink and Mango, offers easy and convenient connections to more than 75 destinations throughout Africa.  SAA’s awarding –winning Premium Business Class offers 180 fully lie-flat seating with duvet and full-size pillows, gourmet cuisine designed by renowned South African celebrity chefs, a wine cellar featuring some of South Africa’s finest vintages and extensive programming of on-demand audio and visual entertainment.

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