South African Airways is the major carrier in South Africa and is headquartered in Airways Park, on the circumference of OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Founded on 1 February 1934, the airline flies to 56 destinations around the world.  Moreover, uses a 54 fleet aircraft. Further on, it provides services on Business Class and Economy Class.

Garuda Indonesia Codes, Call Sign and Headquarter

  • IATA Code:         SA
  • ICAO Code:         SAA
  • Call Sign:              SPRINGBOK
  • Head Quarter:   OR Tambo International Airport
    Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa

South African Hubs

Avianca Hub Airports used as transfer points to get passengers to their intended destination.

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport

South African In-Flight Entertainment

SAA provides the best of in-flight entertainments as far as the South African airlines are concerned. It provides the following distinct services pertaining to in-flight entertainments; namely:

  • Audio-Visual-On-Demand: which is an on-the demand entertainment service which is offered to passengers flying on long-haul regional and international flights. With a wide assortment of entertainment options, merely at your fingertips throughout the flight; you get the opportunity to decide what to enjoy, and when you want to take pleasure in them. Next, Movies and TV.
  • Movies and TV:  This service provides up to 100 titles, the latest movies, documentaries and TV shows. We provide headsets to ensure that you are not disturbed by exterior.
  • Music and radio: With a vast assortment of radio stations and albums, we have one thing or the other for  all ages and tastes. All you need to do is choose , and then enjoy with your headsets on.

South African Food and Beverage

Business Class:

On a long-distance flight, SAA aims at making meals an emphasis of the journey. This is the very reason 2 of South Africa’s famed chefs, Riffel Benny Masekwameng and Reuben, have come on-board to make mouth-watering dishes that would be provide with pride in any famous restaurant. The best South African wines and Méthode Cap Classique have been especially chosen with the designer dishes made by the chefs.

Codeshare Airlines

SAA Check-in and Baggage allowance

  • SAA Check-in

Our staff at the airport is very friendly, and is always happy to help. You must check-in at-least 2 hours prior to your flight, check-in your baggage and issue your boarding pass. You can check-in at our kiosk in the airport.  There are also the self-service kiosks in the check-in area, which allow you to avoid the check-in counters in order that you may take your baggage to the drop-off counter directly.

  • SAA Baggage Allowance

For the Business Class Baggage Allowance , Checked-in luggage should not exceed 32kg if flying within South Africa but if you’re travelling abroad, your baggage must not exceed 1-3 Lg depending on the country you’re flying to. You cannot carry more than 1 hand-luggage which must be of 115 centimeters in dimensions, and must be of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of weight. For Business Class, 2 pieces of baggage not exceeding 8kg each, and with dimensions of 56cm (l) 36cm (w) 23cm (h).

Popular Routes for South African Airways