SA, US Airways in code share agreement
20 December 2012
South African Airways (SAA) and US Airways have signed a bilateral code share
agreement that will provide the airlines with expanded access to destinations in both
"Through the codeshare agreement with US Airways, South African Airways' valued
clientele will gain new travel choices to markets across the United States via US
Airways' extensive network and hubs in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Phoenix, providing
for seamless travel and status recognition through the respective frequent flyer
programs," SAA's commercial acting general manager, Manoj Papa, said in a
"We are looking forward to introducing US Airways customers to our award-winning
service, and to working closely with US Airways as our partnership will improve the
connections between our respective networks."
The new partnership will offer the convenience of a single-ticket purchase, as well
as the opportunity for SAA customers to
earn and redeem Voyager miles.
"US Airways' new code share agreement with its first African code share partner
creates a seamless travel experience for our customers travelling to various
destinations on the African continent," said US Airways marketing and planning senior
vice president, Andrew Nocella.
Pending approval from the Senegalese authorities, the code share agreement will also
offer US Airways passengers access to Dakar in Senegal via SAA's Johannesburg-
"US Airways values our current relationship with South African Airways as a Star
Alliance partner and now as a code share partner, we look forward to strengthening
this partnership," Nocella said.
US Airways customers will have access to SAA's hub in Johannesburg, as well as
connections to Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth.
The agreement took effect on 19 December.