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South African Airways Announces New Summer Kilimanjaro Route

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.:South African Airways (SAA) is proud to announce the launch of its new summer route, flying July 7 through September 29 from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, further expanding destination options for travelers across the African continent.

The new flight (SA084) will depart Johannesburg on Saturdays at 9:30AM and arrive in Kilimanjaro at 2:30PM.  The return flight from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg (SA085) will depart the same day at 3:30PM and arrive back in Johannesburg at 6:35PM.  The new route will operate on SAA's Airbus 319-100, comfortably seating 120 passengers.

"This new route connecting Johannesburg and Kilimanjaro will bring our customers from all over the world to experience for themselves the unparalleled beauty of Africa, and the ease and comfort of traveling on South African Airways," said Marc S. Cavaliere, South African Airways' Executive Vice President, North America. 

    Home to the world-famous Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro is a gateway to the tallest free-standing mountain rise in the world, as well as to magnificent other area attractions including Kilimanjaro National Park and the town of Moshi.

    South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington, as well as daily direct service from New York, that offer travelers convenience and award-winning service.  SAA's unrivalled network, featuring connections to more the 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the continent, make the airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to Africa."  As a recent member to the worldwide Star Alliance, South African Airways is now able to offer its customers 852 destinations in 152 countries and more than 15,500 flights daily. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-1005 or visit www.flysaa.com.

Contact:  Roberto Cuesta, Jr., South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5024

Sedona Fitzgerald/Lyndon Taylor, Ruder Finn PR; Tel: 212-593-6400

fitzgeralds@ruderfinn.com / taylorl@ruderfinn.com

CONTACT: Roberto Cuesta, Jr. of South African Airways, +1-954-769-5024; or Sedona Fitzgerald, fitzgeralds@ruderfinn.com or Lyndon Taylor, taylorl@ruderfinn.com, both of Ruder Finn PR, +1-212-593-6400 /

Web site:  http://www.flysaa.com /


Direct Flying times to Johannesburg from World Gateways

From New York

17 hours, 30 min.

From Nairobi

4 hours

From Miami

16 hours

From Bombay

8 hours, 40 minutes

From London

11 hours

From Rio de Janeiro

9 hours

From Hong Kong

13 hours, 15 minutes

From Buenos Aires

11 hours