CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

20 February 2014

South Africa: SAA Operates New Aircraft to London

Johannesburg — THE South African Airways next month begin operating a newer aircraft, the Airbus A330-200, on scheduled flights between London and Johannesburg.

The service starts on March 28.

Gary Kershaw, General Manager of SAA expressed delight ahead of the launch.

“We have listened to feedback from our corporate customers and Voyager members around the aspects of their journey that are important to them.

"We are delighted to announce these changes to our summer schedule to strengthen our growing reputation for quality,” Kershaw said.

He said SAA Business customers can enjoy smaller, more personal cabins and forward facing seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, as well as a 74 inch seat pitch, 180° flat beds and 12 inch on demand widescreen technology.

The newer A330-200 aircraft will offer economy passengers even larger 10 inch widescreen technology, as well as one of the most spacious cabins to Southern Africa, with SAA's 2-4-2 seat configuration.

The newer aircraft replaces the current A340-600 used on the route.

SAA operates the first direct flight of the day from Heathrow to Johannesburg.

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