South African Airways (SAA) customers can now fly to Frankfurt and connect to a host of European destinations courtesy of its new codeshare with Lufthansa Airlines. The airline says “The agreement allows customers to book a long-haul trip with SAA to European destinations serviced by Lufthansa from Johannesburg.”
SAA also announced that once regulatory approval is granted, “Swiss Airlines which also belongs to the Lufthansa Group will codeshare with SAA. Customers will similarly be able to book on the SAA codeshare on Swiss to flights out of Johannesburg to Zurich and onward to other European destinations on a single ticket.”
Matthias Lefèvre, General Manager of Sales at Lufthansa Group Airlines for Southern Africa said “We are very pleased to announce that we have re-established our codeshare agreement with South African Airways. Building on our long-term partnership with SAA allows us to offer greater flexibility and a larger variety to our customers in South Africa. Lufthansa and SWISS passengers can add a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Durban within the same booking.”
Airlines within the Lufthansa Group offer more than 35 weekly connections from South Africa to their hubs in Europe.