Global travellers vote SAA as Africa’s best


9 December 2014

Global travellers have voted South African Airways (SAA) as the Best Airline in Africa at the annual Premier Traveler Magazine awards, which recognise the world’s top travel companies, SAA said in a statement on Monday.

The publication’s annual reader choice survey recognised SAA’s “quality of product and customer service integrity” at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last week.

“We appreciate that Premier Traveler Magazine’s readers are global travellers who expect the best on the airlines they fly, so we are honoured and thankful that they have consistently named us as the best airline on the African continent throughout the years,” said Marc Cavaliere, SAA’s executive vice president in North America.

“SAA has worked hard to continually enhance our products both in the air and on the ground to meet the needs of today’s discerning international business travellers.”

Shan Willis, the executive editor of Premier Traveler, said that SAA is voted number one by our readers “year after year”.

“SAA is consistently moving in a direction of excellence, continuing to raise the bar. Congratulations on this well-deserved honour,” he said.


SAA offers the most flights from the US to South Africa with daily nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and daily direct service from Washington DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg.

From Johannesburg, SAA and its regional airline partners offer flights to over 55 business and leisure destinations throughout the continent.

The airline celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, and also received the Skytrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Africa for the 12th consecutive year and Best Airline Staff Service Africa for the third year.

With its regional partners and code shares, SAA operates to 40 destinations worldwide. In its domestic market, it operates 660 flights a week. Regionally, it offers 26 destinations across Africa. SAA’s international network links to all continents from South Africa through 11 direct routes and code shares.

Source: South African Airways