South African Airways launches new aircraft for London route

South African Airways will be operating a newer aircraft, the Airbus A330-200, on scheduled flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg from the end of March.

The newer aircraft replaces the current A340-600 used on the route and will operate on SA235, the first of SAA’s two daily departures at 19.00 and selected SA237 flights, which depart at 21:00.

Gary Kershaw, general manager, South African Airways said: "We’ve listened to feedback from our corporate customers  around the aspects of their journey that are important to them.  We’re delighted to announce these changes to our summer schedule to strengthen our growing reputation for quality."

Business customers can enjoy smaller, more personal cabins and forward facing seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, as well as a 74" seat pitch, 180° flat beds and 12" on demand widescreen technology. 

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