MIAMI -- South African Airways added scheduled flights departing
from New York (Kennedy) to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The new schedule was designed to accommodate the growing needs
of business and leisure travelers for service to South Africa, the
SAA Flight SA202 will depart Kennedy at 10:50 a.m. with nonstop
service, arriving the following day in Johannesburg at 7:55
Tuesday flights will depart at 10:50 a.m., making a stop at Ilha do
Sal in the Cape Verde Islands, and arrive in Johannesburg the next
day at 9:55 a.m.
Flight SA201 from Johannesburg will continue to depart at 9
p.m., arriving in New York at 7:30 a.m. the next day.
The new schedule will allow travelers a full day upon arrival in
South Africa and provide passengers more time to make connecting
flights to various African gateways, SAA said.
"Our new flight schedule is geared toward enhancing the amount
of time at the destination for both leisure and business
passengers," said Phillip J. Bekker, SAA executive vice president.
"We are confident that both will benefit from the increase in hours
now available to them after landing."
Separately, the airline announced special fares available to
travel agents and their immediate families on roundtrip
international and domestic service to South Africa. As of November
1999, SAA will offer a special travel agent rate of $550, plus
applicable taxes, for international roundtrip economy air fare to
South Africa from New York or Miami.
Special domestic rates within South Africa also are available to
Fares from Johannesburg and Cape Town to various gateways begin
at $60. (SAA Airlink and SAA Air Express are not currently
participating in the promotion.)
South African Airways
Phone: (800) 722-9675