FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s flagship airline and the continent’s most awarded carrier, introduced fares as low as $799(a) round trip for travel from New York or Washington, D.C., to Cape Town, South Africa, in time for travelers to fall in love with “the fairest cape” during its spring season. The $799(a) fare also is available for travel from New York or Washington to Dakar, Senegal. The travel period for the fare is Oct. 30-Nov. 30, 2008, but the fun can begin even sooner, with summer fares that start as low as $999(a) round trip for travel from Aug. 1-Oct. 29 on the same routings.
“Cape Town is about to enter its spring season - the best time of year to visit this spectacular city known as ‘the fairest cape’ – or a visit to Dakar with its vibrant sights and sounds could be in order,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. “With fares this low, South African Airways can help turn that dream trip into a reality.”
The sale fares do not include taxes and fuel surcharges. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 15 by calling 1-800-722-9675, online at flysaa.com, or by calling your travel agent.
South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington, D.C., and daily direct service from New York that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travelers in premium class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats with individual entertainment systems, and in economy class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors and individual on-demand entertainment systems. SAA’s unrivaled network, featuring connections to more than 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, make the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.” As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 975 destinations in 162 countries and 18,100 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United’s Mileage Plus, US Airways’ Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.
(a) Taxes and fuel surcharges apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fare is non-refundable and non-endorsable. Minimum stay over a Sunday, maximum stay of 3 months. Child and infant discounts apply.