South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it is resuming its popular non-stop flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York – JFK International Airport. The non-stop flight will resume on March 9th, nearly three weeks ahead of its original schedule of March 28th.
While SAA's New York-Johannesburg flight has continued to operate on a non-stop daily basis, the return flight has been temporarily making a 1-hr refuelling stop in Dakar, Senegal, due in part to lower travel demand during the winter months. The non-stop flight will be timed to arrive in New York in the early morning, allowing customers to quickly connect on flights to points throughout North America.
The nonstop flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):
Flight SA203 departs Johannesburg at 8:25 pm, arrives New York JFK at 6:40 am the next day
Flight SA204 departs New York JFK at 11:15 am, arrives Johannesburg at 8:00 am the next day
"We're pleased to be able to resume the northbound non-stop flight ahead of schedule," said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. "Over the years, this service has become exceptionally popular, with our customers praising the combination of its schedule, the ease of connections both throughout the African continent and in the United States, as well as the unique South African hospitality on board."
Customers with questions about the flight schedule or connecting flights should contact South African Airways' North America Reservations Center at (800) 722-9675. For travel professionals, the new non-stop flight schedule is available for booking via the GDS.
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