"SAA decided to focus on those areas of our business that will enhance our efficiencies, bring more value to our customers and produce improved overall performance of the airline."Despite there only being one remaining flight to London, SAA confirmed that they have bought into a better aircraft. The A300-300 Airbus will take to the sky for the first time from March 25. Jarana explains that SAA wants to provide their passengers with an improved on-board experience. The aircraft hosts state-of-the-art features, environmentally friendly as well as comfortable seating. The aircraft is capable of carrying a total of 249 passengers; 46 in Business class and 203 passengers in Economy class. SAA has said that they have leased the Johannesburg to London flight which will allow the airline to reinstate the second flight once the leasing period is over. The airline also announced that passengers who are booked on SA236/SA237, would be able to switch to SA234/SA235.
"We have reviewed our offerings informed by performance, demand and market conditions. We are satisfied that the changes we introduce will be of mutual benefit to our customers and to the SAA Group. A commercially strong SAA Group offers customers improved efficiency and schedule integrity," explains Jarana.But how long will these planes be in the air for? Will SAA be able to keep the wind beneath its wings or will it suffer a crash landing?