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South African (SA)

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No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

"The crew was good and friendly."

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South African (SA)

Best airline boarding

No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

"Great flight great service good food."

Best airline comfort
South African (SA)

Best airline comfort

No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

""Besides that, the seats were comfortable""

Best airline crew
South African (SA)

Best airline crew

No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

"Great short flight"

Best airline entertainment
South African (SA)

Best airline entertainment

No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

"The flight attendants were great"

Best airline food
South African (SA)

Best airline food

No. 1 Airline in South Africa

What travellers say about South African

"The crew superb."

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South African information

IATA code SA
Routes 14
Top route Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airports served 8
Top airport Johannesburg OR Tambo

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Overall rating

6.7 Good
Based on 806 reviews

Boarding
7.0

Comfort
6.7

Crew
7.5

Entertainment
5.8

Food
6.6

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Overview of South African

SAA codeshares with many other airlines, including LAM Mozambique Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, and United Airlines, meaning they often take turns servicing one another’s flights. If you will be flying within South Africa, your flight may also be serviced by Mango Airlines, as this company is owned by SAA and is often used for shorter trips.

This airline is known for having its primary hub in Johannesburg, but it also services flights to over 35 destinations in the world. While many of the company’s destinations are located in African countries, such as Namibia and Zimbabwe, you can also fly to Europe, Asia, and South America, with some country examples being the United Arab Emirates, England, and Thailand.

For those flying with SAA, there are two primary classes to choose from, including Economy and Business. Economy is the most popular option and offers basic amenities and services, including entertainment, a blanket, and a pillow, while Business provides a more luxurious experience that gives travelers access to comfortable chairs, more leg room, and a welcome pack that includes items such as headphones.

Out of the many types of aircrafts that the company uses in its fleet, almost all of them are Airbus. While the Airbus A340-600 is one of the largest choices that is used and can fit over 300 passengers, the Airbus A320-200 is the most commonly employed option by the airline and is best for shorter flights, with its maximum capacity being 138 passengers and crew members.

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