Through a CODESHARE agreement with Lufthansa Airlines, SAA improves connections to Europe
The partnership enables passengers to reserve a long-haul flight with SAA from Johannesburg to European locations served by Lufthansa.
Additionally, SAA announced, that it will codeshare with Swiss Airlines, a member of the Lufthansa Group, once regulatory authorization has been granted. Customers will also be able to purchase a single ticket for flights departing from Johannesburg to Zurich and continuing to other European destinations using the SAA codeshare on Swiss.
“We are delighted to resume our codeshare agreement with Lufthansa and shortly with Swiss airlines, who are both members of STAR Alliance, the largest Alliance among airlines,” said Tebogo Tsimane, SAA’s Chief Commercial Officer. “It is an important step in reuniting our travelers from across the continent with a wider selection of international destinations through their SAA ticket and earning Voyager miles,” said the airline.
“We are extremely happy to announce that we have re-established our codeshare agreement with South African Airways,” stated Matthias Lefèvre, General Manager of Sales at Lufthansa Group Airlines for Southern Africa.
“We can give our South African customers more flexibility and choice by extending our strong relationship with SAA. Passengers on Lufthansa and SWISS can arrange a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Durban as part of their original reservation.”
Due to a codeshare arrangement, their clients need to purchase a single ticket in order to have their checked bags delivered to their destination without any problems. The cost-effectiveness of a single ticket outweighs the inconvenience of coordinating the logistics of flying on many airlines to and from other continents, and the codeshare agreement makes this possible.
More than 35 weekly connections are provided by airlines affiliated with the Lufthansa Group from South Africa to their hubs in Europe.