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Founded in 1934, South African Airways is the flag carrier of South Africa with its hub at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). They are a member of the Star Alliance.

South African Airways has achieved a four star rating from Skytrax, and consistently earns awards and accolades as a top airline in Africa.


Fast Facts

• South African Airways'

Frequent Flyer Program

Voyager is the miles based frequent flyer program of South African Airways. Once you reach elite membership, your miles expire every three years.

It has five membership tiers:


Entry level (3 base miles to qualify)

Elite Silver

30,000 miles annually

• Miles do not expire once you’ve flown 6,000 tier miles in a calendar year

• 3,000 bonus miles on achieving silver status

• 2,000 bonus miles for every 15,000 tier miles flown

• 25% bonus-tier miles

• Premium class check-in, priority baggage handling, priority boarding

• Additional baggage allowance

• Lounge access for member

Elite Gold

60,000 miles annually

• 6,000 bonus miles on achieving gold status

• 50% bonus-tier miles

• Preferential economy seating for member and one guest

• Priority boarding for member and one guest

• Lounge access for member and one guest

Elite Platinum

120,000 miles annually or 5 consecutive years of Gold status

• 12,000 bonus miles on achieving platinum status

• 75% bonus-tier miles

• Preferential economy seating for member and two guests

• Access to exit row seats

• Priority boarding for member and two guests

• Lounge access for member

• Chauffeur service for member and two guests on qualifying flights

Lifetime Platinum

60,000 miles annually or 720,000 miles over 4 consecutive years


South African Airways has codeshare agreements with 28 select airlines both inside and outside the Star Alliance. Look for the designator code (SA).

When booking with a codesharing partner, you will experience differences in baggage fees, optional services, other charges, and policies from partner airlines on your trip.

Partners include:

Cabin Classes

Business Class

Business Class

Lie flat seats made with leather, soft duvet, large pillows and padded seat cover

Inflight entertainment and noise cancelling headphones

Welcome drink, amenity bag with travel necessities and cosmetics

A la carte menu with South African cheese board and wine list

Spacious private area with power outlet


Extra space and generous legroom

Amenity kit with socks, eyeshades, toothbrush and toothpaste

Pre-order meals for children

Inflight entertainment


Live Flight Prices

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To Johannesburg

Business Class Return from £2171


To Lilongwe

Business Class Return from £2534


To Maputo

Business Class Return from £2524


To Windhoek

Business Class Return from £2372


To Cape Town

Business Class Return from £2189


To Harare

Business Class Return from £2521

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