South African Airways Airline Profile

Active
Scheduled airline
Full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
South Africa 
Main hub JNB
Founded 1934
IATA code SA
ICAO code SAA



South African Airways is a currently operating African scheduled full-service airline based in O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. Launched 87 years ago in 1934, the airline is one of the oldest airline companies in the world. Along with United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Turkish Airlines, and 30 other airline members, South African Airways is a Star Alliance alliance member. South African Airways offers a web check-in option for the convenience of its passengers. Frequent travelers could also use the airline's official iOS and Android apps that are available to download from AppStore and Google Play. The current info regarding South African Airways baggage policy (last updated 2021) is available on the airline's official website by the link above.


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