SAA to Operate Non-Stop Flights from Johannesburg to New York
Currently, flight SA203 from Johannesburg to New York makes a one-hour passenger and refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal.
Starting May 1, 2011, flight SA203 will depart Johannesburg for a non-stop journey to New York. The change now means that SAA offers non-stop flights both to and from New York's JFK airport to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The new flight schedule will result in shorter travel times and allow even easier connections from throughout more of Africa. In addition, when travelers arrive in New York, they will have even more morning connection choices through a number of airlines that can take them to points throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president of North America at South African Airways, said: â€œTravelers have told us that they truly value SAA's morning non-stop service from JFK and the range of excellent, same-day connection opportunities it affords to more than 40 destinations in Africa. But they've also expressed that they would love it even more if our return flight also operated non-stop.
â€œWe've answered their calls, and are pleased to announce a return non-stop flight to New York. Now, they will be able to enjoy more time on the ground in Southern Africa, in such remarkable places as Cape Town, Victoria Falls or the Indian Ocean Islands, before they begin their return journey home.â€
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