Awards keep South African Airways flying high

SAA Airbus1South African Airways (SAA) has been named the winner in the Airline Consumer category at the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2013.

The accolade continues an award winning streak for the South African national carrier, which was also voted among the top five companies in the Business to Customer Most Desired Company to work for, sharing the stage with the likes of Eskom, Coca-Cola and Telkom.

In addition, the airline dominated the awards at the second Annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which was held in association with ABSA in Sandton, Johannesburg. SAA took the top award in four categories:

  • Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline
  • Best African Long-Haul Airline
  • Best Business Class, and
  • Best Airport Business Lounge was awarded to our Baobab Business Class Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport.

The airline has now won 11 awards so far this year, including the Best Airline in Africa Skytrax Award, the On-time Performance Service Award by Flightstats (Middle East & Africa category) and the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award from STAT Times for SAA Cargo.

In April, SAA was awarded as the Top Performing Airline and Best Airline Generation X at South Africa Tourism’s 4th Annual Ubuntu Awards.