South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), just announced that it has acctepted Qantas' decision to conclude their long standing codeshare agreement effective 31 May 2014. South African Airways' codeshare flights on Qantas' Sydney <> Johannesburg operation will be closed off for sale on 21 February 2014; no further bookings will be made for travel after 01 June 2014. The two airlines have shared routes since 2000 when South African Airways stopped flying to Sydney from Johannesburg. Under the agreement, South African Airways shared its route to Perth with Qantas while Qantas shared its Sydney route with South African Airways. SAA customers will continue to have the opportunity to travel between Johannesburg and Sydney, through the airline's gateway in Perth.
All SAA ticketed code share passengers on Qantas flights will be accommodated onto the Qantas flight number QF064 and QF063 and transported to their final destination. All SAA unticketed code share passengers who had booked SA7700 and SA7701 on Johannesburg - Sydney - Johannesburg will be re-accommodated on South African Airways' Perth operations. Please contact South African Airways' call centre for further information.