South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), and Star Alliance member US Airways, based in Tempe (Arizona), signed a new bilateral code share agreement after receiving approval from the Department of Transport – South Africa and U.S. Department of Transportation.
SAA's passengers will receive expanded access to and throughout the United States, along with the convenience of a single-ticket purchase. Conversely, customers traveling on US Airways will gain new access to destinations throughout South Africa and to Dakar, Senegal (subject to US Airways securing approval from Senegalese authorities).
South African Airways' customers will have access to US Airways’ hub cities of Charlotte in North Carolina and Phoenix as well as various destinations within the United States.
Equally, US Airways customers will have access to South African Airways' hub in Johannesburg as well as convenient connections to Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Customers will also have access to Dakar, Senega,l via SAA's Washington <> Johannesburg service. All fights will be available for sale and for travel from 19 December 2012.