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South African Airways Launches Airbus A330-200 Aircraft on Washington, DC – Dakar – Johannesburg Route

April 24, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, will introduce the modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200  aircraft on its daily flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport andJohannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal, effective September 1, 2014.

The newer Airbus A330-200 is an environmentally-friendly aircraft with superior economics and strong passenger appeal, that will enable SAA to continue providing a high-quality customer experience and the efficiencies to support its profitability strategies.  SAA’s Business Class on the A330-200 is configured with 36 fully lie-flat 180 degree beds and 186 seats in Economy Class that are ergonomically-designed with adjustable headrests for long-haul travel. Customers in both Business and Economy Class will enjoy the latest technology in on-demand audio and visual entertainment with a larger personal screen and an extensive menu of programming options.South African Airways Airbus A330-200

“We’re pleased to offer our customers the comfort and convenience of this new aircraft on the Washington, DC route,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America & Global Alliances for South African Airways. “SAA is operating this aircraft on other international routes and it has proven to be exceptionally popular with our customers and has contributed to SAA maintaining its high-quality rating as a Skytrax four-star carrier for the 12th consecutive year”.

This aircraft will serve this market during the lower-demand periods of September 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 on the following schedule (all times are local):

South African Airways   Flight #208  (eff. 9/2/14) South African Airways   Flight #207  (eff. 9/1/14)
Depart Washington, DC-IAD:    5:40PM Depart Johannesburg, South Africa:   6:20PM
Arrive Dakar, Senegal:   5:50AM +1 Arrive Dakar, Senegal:    12:55AM +1
Depart Dakar, Senegal:  6:50AM +1 Depart Dakar, Senegal:   1:55AM +1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa:  5:10PM +1 Arrive Washington, DC-IAD:  6:25AM +1

(Flight schedules are subject to change)

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