South African Tourism has welcomed new intercontinental flights to Sao Paulo by South African Airways. The airline announced on June, 29th 2023 that it will start flying to Brazil from Cape Town on Tuesday, 31st October, and from Johannesburg on Monday, 6th November 2023. Reacting to the new route addition, the CEO of South African Tourism, Nomasonto Ndlovu said it will give them leverage over the South American tourism market.
“South African Tourism is excited by this new development. The South American market is important to us and we are delighted that SAA has made it possible for visitors and business travellers from Brazil to access South Africa,” she said.
While she expressed hope that the new flight would resolve connectivity challenges Nomasonto added that her outfit will work closely with SAA to promote travel between Brazil and South Africa.
She maintained: “This is definitely great news for the tourism sector’s recovery ambitions. We cannot wait to welcome all visitors and business event delegates from this region. We know airlift is a challenge and this announcement by SAA goes a long way to addressing this. We look forward to partnering with SAA in welcoming all travellers from Brazil. Our country has all the products and experiences to meet their needs and preferences.”