3 October 2012

SAA launches Johannesburg/Brazzaville route

South African Airways has launched twice-weekly flights between Johannesburg and Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo.

Airbus A319 aircraft being used on the Johannesburg/Brazzaville route Airbus A319 aircraft being used on the Johannesburg/Brazzaville route

The growing business and socio-economic ties between Congo and South Africa support the launch of this route - Theunis Potgieter, SAA GM: Commercial

The new route means that travellers from the Republic of Congo can now fly to Johannesburg on South African Airways (SAA) from 2 destinations: Point Noire and Brazzaville.

Flights to and from Brazzaville are on Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights depart from Johannesburg at 09:15 on both days and arrive in Brazzaville at 12:15. Flights depart from Brazzaville at 13:05 and arrive in Johannesburg at 18:10.

SAA is using an Airbus A319 aircraft on the Johannesburg/Brazzaville route. The aircraft has 25 business class seats and 95 economy class seats.

Theunis Potgieter, SAA GM: Commercial, said SAA was focused on strengthening its intra-Africa network in line with its Africa expansion strategy.

‘The growing business and socio-economic ties between Congo and South Africa support the launch of this route. The passengers are a mixture of business travellers, traders, international travellers, government representatives and families,’ said Potgieter.

He said that by adding more routes in Africa, customers had a variety of travel options to destinations that were once difficult to reach by air.