Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 27, 2020) – South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s Skytrax 4-Star airline, is celebrating the introduction of its new Airbus A350-900 now flying between New York-JFK and Johannesburg by offering a low fare of $350.00* each way (based on a roundtrip purchase).  This fare is applicable for travel between January 27 and May 16, 2020, with tickets purchased by February 6, 2020.

The new Airbus A350-900 offers an enhanced international travel experience and will accommodate customers across Premium Business Class and Economy cabins that are designed for maximum comfort. The exclusive Premium Business Class cabin features fully flat-bed seats, gourmet meals, award-winning South African wines, personalized service, an improved on-demand entertainment system featuring an 18-inch 1080P HD touch screen with extensive programming, and noise cancelling headphones. Additionally, PC power and USB ports are available at every seat which will further enhance the inflight experience for SAA’s Premium Business Class customers.

Customers in Economy Class will enjoy newly designed slim-line seats with adjustable headrests.  Each seat in Economy Class is equipped with a USB port and access to PC power ports, an on-demand entertainment system with high definition 10” screens to enjoy movies, television shows, interactive games or audio programming with hundreds of selections from which to choose. The experience for Economy Class customers also includes a selection of freshly prepared meals, coupled with complimentary South African wines and bar service, and an amenity kit to freshen-up during the flight.

All customers on board will benefit from the aircraft’s larger windows, improved LED lighting, optimized cabin pressure, humidity levels and temperature controls, which allow you to feel relaxed and refreshed upon arrival.  Additionally, the A350-900 reduces fuel burn by approximately 25% when compared to the current aircraft operating on the route, thereby improving fuel efficiency and significantly reducing carbon emissions.

“The introduction of the A350-900 on our flagship New York JFK to Johannesburg route is a game changer for South African Airways. The aircraft offers unparalleled comfort features for our customers as well as cost savings efficiency for the airline,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways.  “We encourage travelers to take advantage of these low fares and travel on the state-of-the-art A350-900 between New York-JFK and Johannesburg. These special fares, combined with very favorable currency exchange rates in South Africa, offer an extremely affordable vacation experience for North American travelers. Add the natural beauty, the energy of cosmopolitan cities, spectacular wildlife and rich culture throughout South Africa, travelers will enjoy an experience of a lifetime.”

South African Airways is one of Africa’s most awarded airlines, honored with a 4-star rating for 17 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.  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 fare, travelers should visit, 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 affordable low fares and convenient flight schedules to 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) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska 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 17 consecutive years.




The $350* fare is valid for Economy Class travel each way based on a roundtrip purchase from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) for travel 1/27/2020-5/16/2020 with a blackout period from 4/10/2020-4/19/2020.  Fares must be purchased within 72 hours of reservation being made, or by February 6, 2020, whichever is first. Minimum stay: Must stay over one Sunday for fares to apply. Maximum stay: Return travel must commence on or before 31 May 2020. 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. Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.