South African Airways (SAA) is set to introduce a new departure closing time for domestic flights in South Africa. Effective from 01 April 2016, SAA will close all domestic flights for check-in 40 minutes before boarding for all domestic flights on departures only (!) from Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London. This change for now only applies to departures to other domestic stations within South Africa from Johannesburg only and will not affect minimum connecting time. Flights will close sooner but would not have an impact on current boarding times which will not be changed at all. Previously South African Airways closed all domestic flights for check-in 30 minutes before boarding.