Receives Honors for “Best Airline in Africa” and
“Best Business Class to Africa” in 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Mar. 20, 2017) – For the 10th consecutive year, South African Airways (SAA), the flagship carrier of South Africa and the continent’s most awarded airline, has been voted by the readers of Business Traveler Magazine as the, “Best Airline in Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa” in the magazine’s “Best in Business Travel Awards” 28th annual survey.
Business Traveler Magazine’s audience is comprised of discerning, high-frequency business travelers, whose preferences on the quality of travel related product and services is surveyed on an annual basis. For the 2016 awards, Business Traveler readers selected 33 different travel providers in 42 different categories, including best airlines, hotel companies and car rental, both by region and worldwide, plus such categories as airports, loyalty programs and today’s all-important mobile technology.
The features of SAA’s Premium Business Class that have earned the loyalty of global travelers includes 180° fully-flat bed with fluffy down pillows and plush duvets, individual on-demand entertainment systems, gourmet cuisine paired with award-winning South African wines and the welcoming and attentive inflight service that is distinctly and proudly a South African trademark. These travelers also recognize that South African Airways has a 48-year history of offering convenient service from the U.S. to the African continent with daily nonstop flights from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport and daily direct service from Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa. SAA also offers service from Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana 4-days per week and to Dakar, Senegal 3-days per week. With an extensive network throughout Africa, SAA, along with its regional partners, South African Express, Airlink and Mango can conveniently connect travelers to over 75 destinations the continent.
“We are grateful for the recognition we have received from the readership of Business Traveler, as they are truly experienced travelers that expect the very best in airline service,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president- the Americas for South African Airways. “We are proud of the legendary world-class service that SAA employees deliver to our customers, as we strive to be the carrier of choice from the U.S. to Africa, and are honored with the awards that have, once again, been bestowed upon us.”
“Today’s business travelers are smart, savvy, connected and have high expectations of airline service,” said Dan Booth, editorial director of Business Traveler Magazine. “Congratulations to South African Airways for being consistently recognized among the elite in our industry by your most demanding customer, the frequent business traveler.”
For SAA reservations and flight information, customers, should visit www.flysaa.com, call SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675 or contact their professional travel consultant.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.
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