South African Airways (SAA) said it plans to focus on growing its African network and improving interconnectivity on the continent.

“Our goal is to increase our revenue in the region by 30% in the next twelve months,” CEO Nico Bezuidenhout told attendees at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Miami. “Africa is a huge potential market for aviation, and as Africa’s legacy airline, we want to see the continent contribute to more than the current 3% of global aviation.” 

SAA is already strengthening its position in West Africa with the launch of service between Accra, Ghana, and Washington’s Dulles Airport. Starting Aug. 3, SAA will be providing the only nonstop flight between Ghana and Washington.

SAA also has entered into a bilateral codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines. This airline partnership will offer SAA customers from Washington and Johannesburg seamless connectivity via Accra to other destinations in Ghana, such as Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale as well as to Lagos, Nigeria.


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