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Wednesday 10 January 2024

SAA to resume flights between Perth and Johannesburg


South African Airways has announced the return of its flights to Perth, Australia.

The inaugural flight from Johannesburg to Perth is scheduled for April 28 with bookings open now.

Professor John Lamola, CEO of SAA, says operations to Perth are in line with the airline’s strategic plans to scale its operations to a profitable level by leveraging SAA’s unique capabilities as a national carrier with wide-body aircraft that can provide South Africa with long-haul intercontinental air connectivity.

The Perth route marks the second interoceanic route to be reopened within six months, following the successful launch of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, route on October 31 last year.

A Southern hemisphere travel package that goes from Perth to Sau Paulo through Johannesburg, and the way back, is now a possibility for adventurous travellers.

“Besides the global interconnectivity potential of this route, Perth has long been a favoured destination for South African and Australian travellers, with approximately 80% of our target market being visiting family and friends,” says Lamola.

“The recommencement of the route provides an easier and direct passage for both leisure and business travellers, promoting trade and cultural exchange between South Africa and Australia”.

Flight SA 280 will depart OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 20:55 and arrive at Perth International Airport, the following day at 12:20.

Flights from Perth (SA 281) are scheduled three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and depart at 14:40, arriving at 19:35 in Johannesburg.

For the launch phase of the route, SAA will operate an Airbus A340-300, with a total seat capacity of 253 (38 business class seats and 215 economy seats).

destinations this year will be realised,” concludes Lamola.

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