UPDATED: South African Airways (SAA) Collaborate with other African Airlines.
Recently, Air China Announces a New Code Share Agreement with South African Airways.
Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday called for greater co-operation between South African Airways (SAA), Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.
The African market “has much economic potential” according to reports which was impeded by a “number of structural obstacles”, Mr Gigaba said at the opening of Iata’s 69th annual general meeting in Cape Town on Monday.
“SAA … Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways are the continent’s largest carriers, each executing distinct business strategies,” he said.
“It might soon be necessary, though, that these airlines pursue collaborative efforts in order to address the glaring market failure … the inability to connect the continent by air without having to stop over in Europe or anywhere else,” Mr Gigaba said.
Latest updates on South African Airways — Air China (CA) has announced a code share agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA’s newly inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing and Johannesburg as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing.
Air China will in turn put its code on SA’s services between Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. The code share arrangement will open for sale from 25 August, for travel effective 29 October 2015, press release stated.
South African Airways (SAA) is the national flag carrier and largest airline of South Africa, with headquarters in Airways Park on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
The airline flies to 38 destinations worldwide from its hub at OR Tambo International Airport, using a fleet of 54 aircraft. Thuli Mpshe was appointed as the acting ceo of saa in August after Nico Bezuidenhout the former acting ceo of saa returned as ceo of mango airlines.