South African Airways Resumes Daily Nonstop Service Between New York & Johannesburg
NEW YORK, NY – South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, will resume its daily nonstop flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York-JFK International Airport, on March 7th. The resumption of the nonstop service on the northbound flight from Johannesburg to New York-JFK will reduce the overall travel time on the route by nearly 90 minutes.
While SAA’s flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg is operating daily on a nonstop year-round basis, the northbound flight has been temporarily making a one-hour refuelling stop in Dakar, Senegal, due in part to lower travel demand during the winter months. The nonstop flights in each direction are timed conveniently to connect in Johannesburg with SAA’s extensive route network in Southern Africa of over 55 destinations and in New York with flights to over 35 cities in the U.S. and Canada through our code share partners JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Air Canada.
“We are excited to bring back our popular daily nonstop flight from Johannesburg to New York,” said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President, North America for South African Airways. “We see strong demand from both business and leisure travellers for nonstop service in this market and our flight schedules will offer greater convenience for our customers.”
The nonstop flight schedule is as follows (all times are local)
New York–JFK to Johannesburg Johannesburg to New York-JFK
SA #204 SA #203
Departs New York-JFK: 11.15am Departs Johannesburg, South Africa: 8.30pm
Arrives Johannesburg, South Africa: 8.20am+1 Arrives New York-JFK: 6.40am+1
SAA’s flights between New York-JFK and Johannesburg are operated on the state-of-the-art wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180-degree beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and industry-leading legroom of up to 34″ for long-haul travel. Customers traveling in both Premium Business Class and Economy Class enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, freshly prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring award-winning South African wines.
South African Airways offers the most non-stop daily service between the U.S. and South Africa, with flights from New York-JFK and Washington, DC-Dulles. In early 2015, the airline further strengthened its position as a leading carrier in the aviation world by being awarded a Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.