February is the month to express our love, so South African Airways (SAA), a Skytrax 4-Star airline, announces a sweetheart of a deal with new low fares starting from $799* roundtrip to South Africa just in time for Valentine’s Day. Low fares are offered from Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport and New York-JFK International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa starting from $799* roundtrip (restrictions apply) and to Cape Town, South Africa from $855* roundtrip (restrictions apply).  Travel on these sale fares is applicable this spring between April 1 – May 31, 2019 (Blackout dates April 16-April 30, 2019).  Great low fares are also available to Dakar, Senegal and Accra, Ghana. Tickets must be purchased by February 15, 2019.

“A holiday in South Africa makes for a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift for that special loved one and these great low fares will allow travelers to fall in love with our beautiful country,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s executive vice president, North America. “From the enchanting Cape Winelands, to a luxurious safari, or the breathtaking vistas that dot the country, South Africa is the perfect spot for you and your special Valentine.  This is an opportune time to invite travelers to enjoy SAA’s affordable fares, world-class service and warm South African hospitality.” 

South African Airways is one of Africa’s most awarded airlines, honored with a 4-star rating for 16 consecutive years by Skytrax.  South African Airways offers the most daily flights from the U.S. to South Africa with nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg via Accra, Ghana or Dakar, Senegal.  Onboard, SAA offers an in-flight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel.  Our customers enjoy a spacious Economy Class cabin, a delicious choice of meals, a wide selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines, and generous checked baggage allowance.  Also included are individual audio / visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of newly released movies, music choices, and games.  Via our Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to over 75 destinations across the African continent and Africa’s Indian Ocean islands.

To book this special or for additional information, travelers should visit www.flysaa.com, call SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675 or contact their professional travel consultant. As one of the leading airlines in Africa, SAA also offers low fares to over 75 other exciting destinations throughout continent.

About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and American Airlines, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 16 consecutive years.


Fares are valid for roundtrip travel and include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Valid for travel 4/1/19-5/31/19 (Blackout dates  4/16/19-4/30/19). The $799 fare is valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) or New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB).  The $855 fare is valid from Washington Dulles (IAD) or New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT). Fares must be purchased within 72 hours of reservation being made, or by 2/15/2019, whichever is first. No stopovers allowed.  Minimum stay: Must stay over one Sunday for fares to apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and carrier imposed fees (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300 plus any applicable fare difference. Administrative fees may also apply. Infant (not occupying a seat) discount – Pays 10% of the adult fare. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made