South African Airways introduces the new Airbus A330-300

Travel News 14 Feb 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has announced its plans to introduce the new Airbus A330-300 on the London route from March 2018. The airline has also decided to adjust frequencies on the route to a single daily service.

According to SAA, this decision was made to focus on those areas of the business that will enhance their efficiencies, bring more value to customers and produce improved overall performance of the airline. Network optimisation one of the areas that can contribute towards their cost saving initiatives that are vital for the business to be commercial sustainable in the shortest time.

At the end of 2017, SAA announced network remediation on the domestic and regional markets and the airline has now turned its attention to its international network. SAA have also decided to upgrade the service operating between Johannesburg and London Heathrow to the new Airbus A330-300 starting Sunday, 25 March 2018. This means customers will enjoy a significantly improved on-board Business and Economy experience, with state-of-the-art technology, increased comfort and capacity. 

With effect from Friday 20 April 2018, SAA will operate a single daily flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow replacing the double daily service operating on the route currently.

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