South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), has announced a code share agreement with China's flag carrier, Air China, that will complement SAA’s recently inaugurated non-stop service between Johannesburg and Beijing.
Both airlines, which are members of Star Alliance, will introduce code-share services on the main route (Johannesburg <> Beijing) that was launched by SAA on 31 January 2012. The agreement calls for South African Airways to offer flights with the "SA" code on Air China-operated flights between Beijing and Shanghai. Air China will in return be able to offer flights with its "CA" code on SAA’s service between Beijing and Johannesburg.
The new flight options are available for booking and purchase since 28 February 2012 and for travel since 01 March 2012.