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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