South African Airways Opens Way to the Okavango Delta

South African Airways
South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new service between Johannesburg and Maun, Botswana – gateway to the world-famous Okavango Delta – as the continent’s most awarded airline continues to grow its African network.

The service, operational from 15 June, will complement SAA’s multiple daily flights between Johannesburg and Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.

To be operated by SAA’s regional partner, SA Airlink, the service will allow travellers on SAA’s morning, non-stop flight from New York to Johannesburg to make a same-day connection to Maun with an arrival in the early afternoon.

“SAA is committed to offering the most extensive route network to Africa’s best leisure and business destinations, and Maun serves as a key addition to that strategy, being the best airport from which to access the beauty of the Okavango Delta,” Todd Neuman, SAA’s executive vice-president for North America, said in a recent statement.

“SAA’s new service to Maun will open up a new and convenient way to access one of Botswana’s most popular safari destinations through our partners at Airlink,” Neuman said.

“Our morning non-stop service from New York to Johannesburg will provide travellers with the fastest way to arrive in Maun, so that they may spend more time exploring some of the best game viewing on the African continent.”

SAA’s network features connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent.