South African Airways Celebrates Freedom Day By Offering Customers Up To $300* Off Flights From The U.S.

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3-Day Sale Offers $150 Off of Economy and $300* Off of Business Class Fares

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We’re incredibly proud of Freedom Day and celebrate the country’s successes by inviting our customers to visit South Africa with this discount.

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating South Africa’s Freedom Day with a 3-day sale offering customers $150* (restrictions apply) off of the lowest available published Economy Class fares, and $300* (restrictions apply) off of the lowest available published Premium Business Class fares to South Africa. The fares are valid on SAA’s flights from New York JFK or Washington, DC (Dulles) to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth. To celebrate Freedom Day with SAA and take advantage of these discounts, customers should call 1-800-722-9675, and mention “SAA Freedom.” The sale is valid now through 4:00 PM EDT on Saturday, April 27th.

“The Freedom Day holiday celebrates the first democratically-held elections in South Africa,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways. “On this holiday, South Africans celebrate the strides that have been made to ensure a democratic South Africa and a better life for all. We’re incredibly proud of this achievement and celebrate the country’s successes by inviting our customers to visit South Africa with this discount.”

South Africa’s first democratically-held elections took place on April 27, 1994, when Nelson Mandela was voted as president of the newly democratic republic. Since then, South Africans celebrate April 27th each year as a day to commemorate the sacrifices that were made to achieve equality, to strengthen democratic ideals, and to reflect on the country’s successes in fostering a free South Africa. For more information on Freedom Day, visit

About South African Airways
South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors. Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit. SAA’s unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.” To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways’ premier mileage program. To sign up, visit, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,329 destinations in 194 countries and more than 21,900 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in North America through code share service with Star Alliance members United Airlines, US Airways and Air Canada. Members of United’s, US Airways’ and Air Canada’s frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages. For information about South Africa, visit
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*RESTRICTIONS: Discount valid on itineraries originating from SAA’s US gateways (New York or Washington) to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth. Travel must commence by December 10th, 2013. Only flights operated by South African Airways (flight numbers 001-999) qualify for this offer. Itineraries containing code share flights operated by other carriers, including SA Express, Mango and Airlink, do not qualify. Normal fare rules apply and will be advised at time of booking. Infants not occupying a seat pay a minimum of $25 plus applicable taxes/fees. All reservations must be ticketed by 4:00PM ET on April 27th, 2013. Bookings made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Baggage and optional service fees may apply.

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