South African Airways flight status

South African Airways is the national airline of South Africa that was founded on February 1, 1934. Its headquarters is located in Kempton Park with main hubs in O.R. Tambo International Airport. It has been a member of Star Alliance since April 2006 and is considered to be the first African airline to join an airline alliance.

The airline is owned by the government of South Africa and operates in a hub-and-spoke system.

South African Airways Fleet

South African Airways has a fleet size of 45 aircraft that consists of 7 Airbus A319, 10 Airbus A320, 11 Airbus A330, 11 Airbus A340, 4 Airbus A350 XWB, and 2 Boeing 737. It has an average fleet age of 10.5 years. 

South African Airways Destinations

South African Airways operates flights to more than 30 destinations both domestic and international. It flies to more than 20 countries in Africa, North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Its international destinations include cities such as Perth, Australia; Douala, Cameroon; Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo; Frankfurt, Germany; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Lilongwe, Malawi; Port Louis, Mauritius; Maputo, Mozambique; Windhoek, Namibia; Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; London, United Kingdom; New York City, and Washington, D.C. in the United States; Livingstone, and Lusaka in Zambia; and Harare, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Its domestic destinations, on the other hand, include cities such as Cape Town, and Johannesburg.

South African Airways Interesting Facts

South African Airways has codeshare agreements with airlines such as Air Canada, Air China, Air Mauritius, All Nippon Airways, Air Seychelles, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Egypt Air, Asiana Airlines, Ethiopian, Jet Blue, LAM, Mango, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, GOL Airlines, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, and Africa World Airlines. The airline also has an interline agreement with Hawaiian Airlines. These codeshare and interline agreement broadens their network of service all over the world.

South African Airways also has a subsidiary low-cost airline which is the Mango Airlines that was launched on October 30, 2006.

South African Airways also has a frequent-flyer program called Voyager that enables its members to accrue points that can be used to redeem flights, upgrades, and other rewards.

South African Airways Flight Status: Arrival and Departure

South African Airways flights can be checked and monitored in a flight tracker like It’s free and is easy to use and can be downloaded in the AppStore and Google Play for the users’ convenience.