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SAA Introduces New Aircraft to Its Fleet

July 31, 2019

SAA Introduces New Aircraft to Its Fleet

South African Airways (SAA) is introducing the latest technology, available in ultra-long-haul aircra, hailing exciting news for customers travelling nonstop between Johannesburg and New York JFK.

   SAA will supplement its existing long-haul fleet with new Airbus A350-900 aircra, which are modern, twin-engine, and wide-body aircraft. These new-generation aircraft boast fuel-efficiency and other benefits and advantages. The aircraft will operate on one of SAA’s ultralong haul routes between Johannesburg and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), replacing the A340-600 aircraft on this route and will still be operated on a nonstop basis. The A350 has the latest offering in safety, maintenance and efficiency (technology). These aircraft present an opportunity for SAA to reduce fuel burn by approximately 20% compared to the aircraft currently operating on that route. This will translate into significant cost savings and, additionally, will add to a positive environmental impact, as SAA will also reduce its carbon emissions.
   —For more, please see https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leading-carrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom.