Agreement part of 5 year plan
January 12, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa: As of January 15, 2018, South African Airways(SAA) will be code- sharing direct services with TAAG Angola Airlines between Johannesburg and Luanda, Cape Town, Lusaka, Hong Kong and Harare.
SAA announced this week that it’s has signed the code share agreement which is aid to be part of SAA’s five year cooperate plan aimed at achieving and maintaining financial sustainability within the airline.
The agreement will also be motioned to help travelling customer who fly using more than one airline reach their destination much faster and save at the same time.
The agreement entails that the two airlines will code share services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda. In return, TAAG Angola Airlines will code-share with SAA on its direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and will include Johannesburg and Harare, Johannesburg and Lusaka, and Johannesburg and Hong Kong in the near future.
SAA spokesperson Tlai Tlai said this would enable customers to connect seamlessly.
“This new code-share will enable customers to connect seamlessly from our domestic services through to Angola and gives customers the opportunity of also flying with TAAG to Angola,” said Tlai.
SAA currently serves the Angola market four times per week.
The deal is also expected to enhance trade between the two countries.
“We are confident that this code-share opportunity will bring our countries closer together and contribute to the development of our respective economies and tourism industries,” said William Boulter, TAAG Chief Commercial Officer.
SAA’s Alliance strategy supports the network strategy by strengthening its position in sub-Saharan Africa through forming new partnerships, such as this one.
SAA is known to be the leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub
TAAG Angola Airlines is the Angolan flag carrier 100% owned by the government of Angola.
The carrier's network comprises 12 domestic points in Angola served from Luanda plus international flights to Johannesburg, Brazzaville, Havana, Kinshasa, Lisbon, Lusaka, Maputo, Oporto, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, and Sao Tome.