They’re Back

South African Airways’ (SAA) has resumed non-stop service on its daily flight from Johannesburg to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport. While SAA’s daily flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg has operated on a non-stop basis for several years, the return flight was making a 1-hour enroute stop in Dakar, Senegal, during the low season winter months.

Due to the popularity of this route, SAA’s service between New York and Johannesburg will, once again, operate non-stop in both directions on a year-round basis. The resumption of the non-stop service on the northbound flight from Johannesburg to New York-JFK reduces the overall travel time on the route by nearly 90 minutes, making it the fastest way to travel from South Africa to New York.

New York-JFK to Johannesburg

The non-stop flights in each direction are timed conveniently to connect in Johannesburg with SAA’s extensive route network in Southern Africa of over 55 destinations and in New York with flights to over 35 cities in the U.S. and Canada through our code share partners JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Air Canada.

Marc Cavaliere, executive vice-president, North America for South African Airways, said: “We listened to our customers, who want to travel between North America and Southern Africa as fast as possible. Our round-trip non-stop service between New York – JFK and Johannesburg will save both business and leisure travelers some precious time, while making the travel experience even more convenient.”

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