South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA) , has won two awards from two prestigious U.S. travel magazines. Business Traveler magazine has awarded SAA with the "Best Airline to Africa" and "Best Business Class in Africa" awards, while Global Traveler magazine has named South African Airways as "Best Airline in Africa" and "Best Sparkling Wine in Business Class".
Global Traveler ’s award for "Best Sparkling Wine in Business Class" went to SAA for its Philip Jonker Entheos Brut NV.
South African Airways is flying daily nonstop from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York's JFK Airport and afternoon direct services from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal).
South African Airways' network is featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa and to more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,290 destinations in 189 countries and more than 21,000 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines.