South Africa's flag carrier South African Airways is growing its route network by launching new flights to Kigali (Rwanda), Bujumbura (Burundi) and Cotonou (Benin), from 31 October 2011.
Bujumbura and Kigali will be serviced by three weekly flights while Cotonou will be operated twice weekly as an extension of the airline’s already existing Libreville (Gabon) service. The new routes will be serviced by SAA’s A319 aircraft.
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 20 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa, from its hub, Johannesburg. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA is the winner of the "Best Airline in Africa" Award in the regional category for nine consecutive years and the winner of "Service Excellence Africa" for two consecutive years.