South African to restart Johannesburg -Perth WA flights on April 29th

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  • cwoodward

    The non-stop flights will initially operate three times per week using the airline’s refurbished Airbus A340-300 aircraft.

    The return of South African Airways to Perth Airport after more than 3 years is testament to the airline’s resilient efforts to survive continues an important route that has run for over 60 years.

    Flights from Johannesburg to Perth will now depart at 20:55, reaching Perth at 12:20 the following day. The first flight from Perth to Johannesburg on Monday, April 29, 2024, is rescheduled to depart at 23:50, reaching Johannesburg at 04:45 on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. These times are local for both Johannesburg and Perth.

    From SAA –
    “Travelers departing from Perth can anticipate more favorable departure and arrival times, facilitating smoother domestic and regional connections and shorter travel durations. This adjustment also benefits passengers connecting from New Zealand and other Australian cities. Passengers departing from Perth will enjoy an overnight flight, ensuring a more restful journey, enabling them to embrace the authentic African hospitality”

    The resumption marks the second interoceanic route to be reopened within six months of the successful launch of the São Paulo, Brazil route on October 31, 2023. The link provides The many South Africans now resident in Perth and throughout Australia a much anticipated direct route to the SA capital and Australians an alternative Southern Hemisphere travel itinerary from Perth to Sao Paulo through Johannesburg.
    Perth has long been a favoured destination for South African and Australian travellers, with approximately 80% of SAA’s target market being visiting family and friends.

    It is still being reported that “South African Airways has long-term plans to reintroduce A350 operations and to resume most long-haul routes it was flying before the Covid-19 pandemic, was reiterated the interim chief commercial officer recently”.

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    I don’t believe SAA’s A340-300 has had any refurbishment of the interior. The seats are the same as originally installed when it was delivered


    My info came from posted internet sites. The aircraft is almost 20 yo and as the seats on their A330s were updated I presumed the posted info was correct.

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