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South African Airways celebrates Freedom Day with sale fares to destinations throughout South Africa

South African Airways celebrates Freedom Day with sale fares to destinations throughout South Africa ( FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating South Africa’s Freedom Day with a 5-day sale offering special fares from New York-JFK and Washington, DC-Dulles to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. The Freedom Day Fares start at just $1,299.00* (restrictions apply) from Washington, DC-Dulles to Johannesburg and $1,399.00* (restrictions apply) from New York-York to Johannesburg for travel during the peak summer season. The Freedom Day Fares are available for sale through April 30, 2016, for travel June 1 through August 10, 2016. To celebrate Freedom Day with SAA and take advantage of these special fares, customers can visit or call SAA Reservations at 1 (800) 722-9675, or their professional travel consultant.

“The Freedom Day holiday celebrates the first democratically-held elections in South Africa back in 1994,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “On this holiday, South Africans honor the strides that have been made to ensure a democratic South Africa and a better life for all. As the national flag carrier of South Africa, we’re incredibly proud of this achievement and salute the country’s accomplishments by inviting our customers to visit South Africa this summer with these special fares.”

South Africa’s first democratically-held elections took place on April 27, 1994, when Nelson Mandela was voted as president of the newly democratic republic. For the past 22 years, South Africans celebrate Freedom Day on April 27, as a day to commemorate the sacrifices that were made to achieve equality, to strengthen democratic ideals and to reflect on the country’s successes in fostering a free and equal South Africa.

South African Airways is one of the world’s most awarded airlines, having been honored as “Best Airline in Africa” for 13 consecutive years by Skytrax. On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio/visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music choices. Via our Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to dozens of cities and destinations across Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

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 code share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities 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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Terms & Conditions

*Restrictions: Fares are per person and valid for round-trip travel and include government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Valid for travel between 6/1/2016-8/10/2016. The $1,299.00* fare is valid for travel from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport (IAD) to Johannesburg, South Africa. The $1,399.00* fare is valid from New York-JFK Airport (JFK) to Johannesburg, South Africa. Minimum stay: Must stay over one Sunday for fares to apply. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours of reservation being made or by April 30, 2016. Seats at these fares are limited and may not be available on all flights or dates. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and fuel surcharge (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300.00, plus any applicable fare difference. Administrative fees may also apply. Baggage and optional services fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservations is made.

MEDIA CONTACT: Todd M. Neuman, Vice President, Commercial – North America, South African Airways, 1200 S. Pine Island Road, Suite #650, Plantation, FL 33324 U.S.A., Telephone: (954) 769-5111, Fax: (954) 769-5079


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