South Africa's flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) and New York's hometown airline JetBlue Airways are now offering code share services effective from 3 March 2011. The code share service will be available with SAA flight numbers on JetBlue flights to 20 cities served by the airline in the U.S., connecting through either New York's John F. Kennedy International (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) airports and SAA's Johannesburg hub, where passengers can access connections to more than 45 cities throughout South Africa and Southern Africa. Travellers on SAA/JetBlue's code shared flights will benefit from free meals or snacks, beverages and entertainment on board and will have the ability to check bags through for their entire journey.
South African Airways also announced recently that its return service from Johannesburg to New York JFK will now operate non stop beginning 01 May 2011. With the new timing of the flight travellers will have more time on the ground in Southern Africa, less time in the air, an earlier arrival time in New York, and more time to enjoy the Big Apple or to access many more early morning connection opportunities on JetBlue and a number of other airlines.