South African Airways (SAA) has added two extra weekly flights to the Angolan capital of Luanda as part of enhancing its footprint on the African continent.
The extra flights will commence on Sunday, bringing the national carrier’s total weekly operation between Johannesburg and Luanda to four flights per week.
“As part of our Africa growth strategy, we are enhancing our footprint on the continent by expanding our route network to enable seamless connections for our customers.
“We are especially pleased to offer our customers from Angola more travel options to connect them to the world through Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. East and Southern Africa, and the rest of the continent and the world are easily within reach,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali on Wednesday.
SAA has been operating flights to Luanda for over 30 years, making it one of the leading airlines in Angola. The route is very popular with not only Angolans, but with most of the guests travelling from and to Luanda and then connecting on SAA’s route network to various destinations such as Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, New York, Washington and the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Tlali said both narrow and wide body aircraft (A330-200, A330-300 and A320) operate on this route.
The additional frequencies that take effect from 9 September will be operated with the A320 two class configured aircraft.
The carrier said its Network Development Plan is aligned to the Alliance Strategy by strengthening its position in sub-Saharan Africa through forming new partnerships.
SAA customers can also fly with TAAG Angola Airlines, as the two carriers code share between Johannesburg and Luanda, as well as Cape Town and Luanda. – SAnews.gov.za