Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the arrival of South African Airways’ inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE’s capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the beginning of SAA frequencies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with the carrier offering daily direct flights between Johannesburg and the UAE’s capital.
The direct flights between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by SAA forms part of the airline's growing network, with onward destinations through a code share agreement with Etihad Airways substantially increasing the airlines Asian end points. SAA’s flight to Abu Dhabi, SA 278, will arrive into the capital at 20:25 hrs, with the return flight, SA 279, departing Abu Dhabi for South Africa’s largest city at 02:05hrs. The route will be served by an A330-200 aircraft with a two class configuration, catering for a capacity of 222 passengers.
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