Perth Airport has welcomed the announcement that South African Airways (SAA) will recommence services between Johannesburg and Perth from 28 April 2024.
Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove said that it was great to see South African Airways back in Perth after three years following the impacts of the pandemic.
“The non-stop flight will operate three times per week on the airline’s Airbus A340-300 aircraft delivering 78,936 seats to the Perth market.
“Once flights resume, we will continue working closely with South African Airways with the aim of rebuilding back to a daily service.
“The return of South African Airways to Perth Airport is testament to the airline’s resilient efforts and our continued partnership over 60 years. It remains our key focus to ensure we grow international aviation into Perth and Western Australia.
“This is great news for Perth and Western Australian residents who have family connections in South Africa and for those looking to tick-off a travel experience on their bucket list to such a vibrant country and explore the African continent.
“The return of South African Airways’ services between Perth and Johannesburg also provides an alternative itinerary for those travelling to South America with flights also available to Sao Paulo, Brazil from either Johannesburg or Cape Town with South African Airways.”
South African Airways will operate the PER-JNB service on an A340-300 which has a total of 253 seats configured with 38 Business Class seats and 215 Economy Class seats.
SA280 will arrive in Perth at 12:20pm and SA281 will depart for Johannesburg at 14:40pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.