South African Airways: Aircraft Fleet
South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier airline of South Africa and has a fleet of 44 aircraft that operate both domestic and international flights. The airline has a mix of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft from different manufacturers.
The narrow-body fleet of SAA consists of Airbus A319-100, A320-200, and A320neo aircraft. The airline has a total of 10 A319-100, 10 A320-200, and 4 A320neo aircraft. These aircraft are used for short-haul flights within South Africa and to neighboring countries in the region.
The wide-body fleet of SAA consists of Airbus A330-200, A330-300, and A350-900 aircraft, as well as Boeing 737-800 and 747-400 aircraft. The airline has a total of 6 A330-200, 5 A330-300, 5 A350-900, 8 Boeing 737-800, and 6 Boeing 747-400 aircraft. These aircraft are used for long-haul flights to destinations in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.
Recently, SAA has made significant deals regarding its aircraft fleet. The airline signed a deal with Airbus to lease two A350-900 aircraft for three years. The A350-900 is a fuel-efficient aircraft that offers a comfortable flying experience for passengers. SAA also signed a deal with Boeing to lease two 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for three years. The Dreamliner is another fuel-efficient aircraft that offers a range of up to 14,140 kilometers.
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SAA has a diverse fleet of aircraft that allows the airline to operate both short-haul and long-haul flights to destinations around the world. The recent deals with Airbus and Boeing show that the airline is committed to modernizing its fleet and offering a better flying experience for its passengers. Check out the South African Airways Guide to get more details including flights