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
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.