South African Airways Airline Profile

South African Airways information, codes and useful links

South African Airways profile

Airline Overview and Services

South African Airways is a currently operating African scheduled full-service airline based in O.R. Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South African Airways IATA code is SA, and its three letter ICAO code is SAA. Launched 88 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 28 others, 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 may 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 2022) is available on the airline's official website via the link in the menu on the left.

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