About South African Airways

South African Airways

South African Airways as its commonly known as, SAA, flies to over 35 destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America. As South Africa's national carrier, SAA has welcomed the world by showing it's warm friendly heart of the country.

SAA became Africa's first 4 star airline and with 14 Skytrax Awards, they also became Africa's best airline. With over 80 years of excellence and innovation, SAA was the first to introduce the Mobile Boarding Pass which cuts your boarding time in half by simply letting you to:

  • Download your boarding pass
  • Save it on your smartphone
  • Present it at the departure gate.

Search, compare and book Fly SAA with Low Price Flights and you will be served South Africa's finest wine and cuisine. Business class or economy class, it's sure to feel like dining in first class. Most popular SAA flight routes are from:

Checked Baggage

  • Domestic Economy Class : One Bag - 23kg
  • Domestic Business Class : One Bag - 32kg
  • Children and infants : 23 kg
  • Infants not entitled to a seat : One bag - 10kg, a collapsible baby stroller or car seat.

Carry-On Baggage : One bag - 8kg

Bags exceeding 32 kgs checked-in as cargo.

SAA domestic flights check-in: 2 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before take-off.

International flights check-in: 3 hours before departure. USA 4 hours prior to departure.

Online, mobile and self-service kiosk check-in options are available at selected airports.

South African Airways offers Economy or Business Class seating.

Passengers are offered Visual On Demand entertainment on long-haul international or regional flights. There are over 100 movies, 100 TV programmes, games, radio stations and more than 170 music channels for your pleasure. SAA provides noise-cancelling headphones.

SAA Destinations

Domestic Flights SAA flies daily to:

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • Kimberley
  • Richards Bay

Fly SAA between Cape Town and Durban and you'll fly on a Mango aircraft. The same applies to flights between Lanseria and Cape Town.

Check-in for domestic SAA flights: 2 hours before departure and closes 40 minutes before take-off.

International Flights SAA flies to 30 international destinations including:

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Australia

South African Airways route network includes direct flights to:

  • Dublin
  • Beijing
  • New York City
  • London


Reservations: +27 11 978 1111 or 0861 606 606

Email Address: reservationsjnb@flysaa.com

Office Hours: Daily, 06h00 to 22h00 (GMT) Open weekends and South African Public Holidays.

Customer Service: e-mail: SAAcustomerservice@flysaa.com

Twitter: @flysaa_care

Office Hours: Weekdays, 08h00 - 16h30 (GMT) Closed weekends and South African Public Holidays.

Voyager e-mail: voyager@flysaa.com

Tel: +27 11 978 1234

Office Hours: Weekdays, 07h00 to 21h00 (GMT) Weekends and South African Public Holidays 08h00 -14h00.

Lost or Damaged Baggage e-mail: Baggageservices@flysaa.com

Tel: +27 11 978 3733

Office Hours: Daily, 06h00 to 19h00 (GMT) Open weekends and South African Public Holidays

Refunds e-mail: OnlineRefunds@flysaa.com

Tel: +27 11 978 1786

Office Hours: Weekdays, 08h00 to 16h30 (GMT) Closed weekends and South African Public Holidays.

Website Queries: webhelp@flysaa.com

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