O.R. Tambo International Airport celebrates SAA’s inaugural flight to Perth

O. R. Tambo International Airport celebrated on April 28 the South African Airways' (SAA) inaugural flight between Johannesburg and Perth, Australia.

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South African Airways (SAA) will operate three direct flights per week.

SAA CEO Professor John Lamola highlighted the importance of the route relaunch as a symbolic moment for the airline, marking its recovery and strategic repositioning post-COVID-19.

"What differentiates this particular route is the richness in the traffic anticipated between Australia and South Africa, particularly because of visits between family."

Regarding the social impact of South African Airways, Lamola added: "This is a great moment to see ourselves deliver on our mandate of ensuring that we contribute to economic development and the other social impacts that an airline like ours has in connecting people interculturally across the continents."