South Africa’s flagship carrier South African Airways continues to maintain an unassailable lead by remaining the most awarded airline in African continent. Business Traveler Magazine, a leading travel publication, has presented South African Airways with “Best Business Class To Africa” as well as “Best Airline In Africa” awards. The readers of the magazine voted the airline during the annual survey conducted for Best in Business Travel Awards.
South African Airways was selected by the readers based on various aviation products and services. The awards are presented every year to the best organizations excelling in the business travel sector. Being South Africa’s premier airline, South African Airways has been consistently named as the “Best Airline In Africa” for the past seven years and “Best Business Class To Africa” consecutively for six years.
A top official of South African Airways said that the airline remains a leading carrier to offer flights services from the United States to South Africa. It is also the only South African carrier to operate nonstop flights daily to Johannesburg from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Apart from this, the airline is also offering daily nonstop flights services from Washington Dulles to Dakar or Accra with onward connections to Johannesburg.
The business class customers booking flights in South African Airways are offered a total of 180 fully lie-flat seats in its Premium Business Class cabin. Among other amenities offered by the airline include pillows, duvet, gourmet food, best African wines from a wine cellar, and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system.
Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President for South African Airways in the Americas, said, “The company is extremely proud to receive these coveted awards once again. The Business Traveler Magazine and its readers should be particularly thanked for choosing South African Airways as the best airline for traveling in the African continent. The airline is committed to serve its customers and would be offering the best services in Premium Business Class for traveling between Africa and North America.”