SAA ups EL-JHB capacity


South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg.

SAA currently operates 24 flights per week between Johannesburg and East London, with a double daily service (except on Mondays and Saturdays). Effective Sunday, June 10 the airline has added additional flights on three days of the week, increasing the service to 30 flights per week.

The additional flights are:

  • SA472 departs on Mondays, and Thursdays, from East London at 06h30 to arrive in Johannesburg at 07h55 and at 08h00 on Saturdays to arrive at 09h25.
  • SA477 returns on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Johannesburg at 18h55 to arrive in East London at 20h20

SAA has scheduled the additional flights to cater specifically for the business traveller wanting to travel in time for meetings and who require additional flexibility for return flights.

“Adding these early departures out of East London and late returns from Johannesburg is an ideal way for business travellers from the coastal city to be in Johannesburg early morning to conclude their business and return the same day,” says Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.

SAA operates East London flights with Airbus A319 or A320 aircraft, offering SAA’s premium service in Business class.

Voyager Elite members will receive priority check-in and boarding, excess baggage, as well as lounge access.



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