Following the thrill of the World Cup, it’s an exciting time for South Africa. The same goes for its flagship carrier, South African Airways, with brand-new lounges, a new airline partnership and amazing deals on travel to South Africa.
SAA’s Premium Business Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold frequent-flyer members now enjoy three brand new premium lounges at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and the new King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
Showcasing a décor of traditional African opulence with modern touches and amenities, the luxurious new lounge in Johannesburg takes passenger comfort to new heights with its stunning view of the airport runway, in addition to cozy snooze rooms, rainfall showers, an enclosed cigar lounge, an audio-visual entertainment room, Internet, boardrooms, a self-service food area, a serviced bar, a children’s area and a baggage deposit space. The lounge has been designed to ensure passengers can spend hours relaxing or doing business in a warm and welcoming environment.
Also located within O.R. Tambo, SAA’s new Arrivals Lounge offers food and beverage service, clothes pressing service and an email and Internet area — perfect for travelers catching connections.
The Domestic Departures Lounge at Cape Town International also features an eye-catching runway view, plus a food and beverage area, an audio-visual section, showers and children’s area.
In May, SAA introduced the Domestic Business Class Lounge at the newly built King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban, with plush amenities and tasteful décor on par with the lounges in Johannesburg and Cape Town./p>
South African Airways now has a comprehensive interline agreement with JetBlue Airways. The agreement, effective May 12, 2010, means customers can purchase a single itinerary for travel on both carriers in just one transaction — a simple way to travel between South Africa and the United States. Passengers can also check bags to their final destinations and receive boarding passes for all legs of their trip upon check-in with either JetBlue in the U.S. or SAA in Africa.
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The Safari Royale nine-day package includes round-trip airfare from the U.S., domestic flights within South Africa, four nights in Cape Town, a full-day Cape Peninsula tour, a half-day Winelands Tour, two nights in Kruger National Park, game drives, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
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