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South African Airways

The FlySAA Experience
South African Airways bring the world to Africa and take Africa to the world.

SAA offers double daily overnight flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg and easy onward connections to Lilongwe and Blantyre. Flights between Johannesburg and Lilongwe operate 5 days a week and between Johannesburg and Blantyre the other two. Not only does this offer easy and regular access to all of Malawi's attractions, but also allows for flexible itineraries once in Malawi.



Economy Class - click here to watch a videoSAA’s economy baggage allowance includes 1 piece of baggage (up to 23kg per bag) plus a free piece of sporting equipment (up to 20kg). And customers are invited to check in online or through SAA’s new mobile app to save time at the airport and help make your journey even smoother.

Once on board you can stretch out and enjoy one of the most spacious economy cabins to Southern Africa. The 2-4-2 seat configuration guarantees you are only ever one seat away from the aisle with on-demand personal entertainment which offers the latest movies and TV shows.

During the flight passengers are offered a choice of South African inspired cuisine served with excellent South African wines and a wide range of complimentary drinks.

Business Class - click here to watch a video
When flying in Business Class with South African Airways you will benefit from a dedicated check-in desk, priority baggage handling and a two piece baggage allowance per person (up to 23kg per bag) with an additional free piece of sporting equipment (up to 20kg).

With check-in complete, you are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the Star Alliance departure lounge at Heathrow and dedicated South African Airways lounge in Johannesburg.

On-board SAA’s business class features forward facing flat beds which are 21” wide with a 73” seat pitch and the enhanced comfort of an overnight mattress, duvet and full size pillow. In addition, the 2-2-2 seat configuration guarantees you a window or aisle seat every time.

Should you choose to work during your journey power is available at every seat. Alternatively, the latest movies, TV shows and audio can be enjoyed on-demand via a personal 12” widescreen.

During the flight business class passengers are served an a la carte menu inspired by South Africa’s finest chefs, with a selection of award-winning South African wines and a wide range of complimentary drinks.

On arrival, you will be able to freshen up and prepare for the day ahead in the arrivals lounge at Heathrow and dedicated SAA arrivals lounge in Johannesburg where showers, breakfast and complimentary suit pressing facilities are available.

For more information please visit the South African Airways website.
February 2013

·        Skytrax 4 star Airline rating - Skytrax

·         On-time Performance Service Award (Middle East and Africa) - Flightstats

·         African Cargo Airline of the Year Award - STAT Times

March 2013

·      Most on-time Airline in the World – FlightStats Inc.

April 2013

·         Top Performing Airline - SA Tourism 4th Annual Ubuntu Awards

June 2013

·         Coolest Domestic Airline - Sunday Times Generation X

·         Best Airline in Africa - Skytrax World Airline Awards 

·         Most on-time Airline in the World – FlightStats Inc.