03 February 2011
SAA to fly non-stop from Johannesburg to New York from 01 May 2011
South African Airways (SAA) passengers will soon be able to fly non-stop from South Africa to New York. Currently, flight SA203 from Johannesburg to New York makes a 1-hour passenger and refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal. But starting 01 May, flight SA203 will depart Johannesburg for a non-stop journey to New York. This comes after SAA released an enhanced flight schedule on 26 January 2011. Passengers will also have more seats to choose from on the New York route thanks to a bigger aircraft (Airbus A340-600), as well as more seats on flights to destinations in Africa. The non-stop flight will depart from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg at 8:35pm local time and arrive at JFK International Airport in New York at 6:40am, local time, the following day. The return flight from JFK departs at 11:15am, New York time, and arrives in Johannesburg at 8:40am.