FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South African Airways officially launched its new non-stop round-trip service between New York and South Africa on May 1st. The north-bound, non-stop flight from Johannesburg to New York complements the already popular morning non-stop New York-Johannesburg service that provides quick and convenient connections to more than 40 destinations throughout the African continent.
Previously, the return flight SA203 from Johannesburg to New York made a 1-hour passenger and refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal. Effective May 1st, flight SA203 now departs Johannesburg at 8:35 p.m. for a non-stop journey to New York that arrives at 6:40 a.m. the following day. The new flight schedule saves the traveler 90 minutes of travel time, and allows even easier connections from throughout more of Africa.
In addition, when travelers arrive in New York, they have even more connection choices with a number of airlines, including our code share partners United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, which can take them to points throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. The enhanced connections are coupled with award-winning service in Premium Business Class, with Skytrax™ 5-star comfort-rated, 180-degree, fully-flat bed seats. In Economy Class, passengers enjoy the most legroom of any airline to Africa, with 33″-34″ pitch at every seat.
“SAA is pleased to have responded to the requests from our loyal travelers with non-stop service now operating in both directions. This new schedule provides more convenient connections to and from SAA’s extensive route network in Africa,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s acting executive vice president for North America. “As the airline with the most service from the U.S. to South Africa, we’ve enhanced the experience for our customers, and we invite new travelers to come discover the fastest, most comfortable way to more of Africa, with award-winning service, affordable fares and warm South African hospitality.”
The updated schedule for SAA’s daily service between New York and Johannesburg is as follows:
SA203 – Johannesburg/New York, departs Johannesburg at 8:35 p.m., arrives in New York at 6:40 a.m. the following day.
SA204 – New York/Johannesburg, departs New York at 11:15 a.m., arrives in Johannesburg at 8:40 a.m. the following day.