The On-board experience

Seat Design

A 2-4-2 seat configuration ensures passengers are never more than one seat away from the aisle. The seat is 18” wide with a 31-34” seat pitch. In Business Class passengers can enjoy a lie flat bed in a 2-2-2 configuration.


The latest movies and TV shows are shown on a great widescreen in both Business and Economy Classes. 


Passengers will enjoy gourmet cuisine inspired by South Africa’s finest chefs and served with award winning South African wines. 

Airport Lounges

Business Class and Voyager Frequent Flyer Gold members can enjoy new departure and arrivals lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2, and a dedicated South African Airways departure lounge in Johannesburg. These flyers are also invited to use the unique exclusive arrivals lounge in Johannesburg where a shower can be taken and suit pressed before starting the day.


Business Class passengers will enjoy forward facing flat beds with a 73” seat pitch, overnight mattress, duvet and pillow.

On Board Extras

South African Airways holds an annual wine selection where only the best South African wines are chosen to be served on board. Approximately sixty wines are selected by an expert panel and are rotated on a monthly basis.


  • Largest route network within Southern Africa.
  • Customers in both cabins can book their seat free of charge any time before they fly.
  • Dedicated South African Airways departure and arrivals lounges in Johannesburg
  • Cuisine inspired by South Africa’s finest chefs served with excellent South African wines
  • Ranked in the top ten of the World’s Best Business Class Airline catering at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The only airline flying directly between London and Johannesburg to achieve a top ten status.
  • Generous 1 piece baggage allowance (23kg per bag) plus FREE piece of sporting equipment in Economy and 2 pieces (32kg per bag) plus extra piece of sporting equipment in Business Class.

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