South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and a Skytrax 4-Star rated airline, is offering special fares from Washington Dulles to South Africa in our award-winning Premium Business Class Cabin. Round-trip Business Class fares start from $3,959* (restrictions apply) from Washington D.C. to Cape Town and $4,139* (restrictions apply) to Johannesburg from Washington D.C. This fare is applicable for travel Monday through Thursday and valid for travel between now and January 28, 2021, with tickets purchased by March 31, 2020.

Effective March 2, 2020, the Airbus A330-300 will operate the Washington Dulles route on a daily basis.  The interior design of SAA’s A330-300s provide a comfortable environment for long-haul travel with warm, neutral colors, textures and finishes that are inspired by the airline’s African culture and heritage.  In SAA’s seating configuration, the aircraft has the capacity for a total of 249 passengers, with 46 seats in Premium Business Class. The Premium Business Class cabin on the A330-300 offers 180° flat-bed seats with the convenience of direct aisle access for every passenger, gourmet meals, award-winning South African wine, on-demand entertainment system, noise cancelling headphones and power / USB ports at every seat along with increased privacy.  Included in the Premium Business Class experience are luxurious lounge facilities to unwind and refresh, tasty bites and drinks, snooze rooms, rainfall showers, business and entertainment areas and so much more.


These lower fares offer travelers the opportunity to experience the luxury and comfort of SAA’s award-winning Premium Business Class at a tremendous value,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways.  “With the only daily direct service from the metro Washington D.C. area to South Africa, our Premium Business Class customers will enjoy the world-class service and warm South African hospitality that has earned SAA the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 17 consecutive years.”

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 the continent.



About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves a wide array of destinations throughout Africa 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.




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The $3959 fare is valid for Business Class roundtrip travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT) Monday-Thursday through January 28, 2021. The $4139* fare is valid for Business Class roundtrip travel from Washington Dulles (IAD)  to Johannesburg (JNB)  Monday-Thursday through January 28, 2021.Fares must be purchased within 5 days of reservation being made or at least 7 days prior to departure or by March 31, 2020 whichever is first. Maximum stay: four months 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: $500 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.