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Codeshare Agreement Of Saa

“This agreement is an important step forward in the implementation of our strategy and in the transformation of our business. It will allow us to explore and exploit synergies between us in a much better relationship with mutual benefits. Our network and that of Emirates are complementary. The development of our business relationships will further strengthen the priorities of the implementation of our rotation plan,” says Vuyani Jarana, CEO of SAA. South African Airways (SAA) announced on Monday that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Ghana`s African World Airlines (AWA). The agreement entered into force on Sunday. AWA offers scheduled flights to Ghana and regional flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Liberia (Monrovia) and Sierra Leone (Freetown). Emirates and South African Airlines have long been partners, with their original codeshare agreement, founded 21 years ago, in 1997. Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, said of the new agreement: “We have achieved great success with the codeshare agreement, as we have enabled better connectivity with both SAA and Emirates customers. Expanding the scope of our agreement reinforces the strong ties we share with SAA and our belief that this expanded partnership will enable airlines and their customers to continue to win.” Simple Flying has learned that South African Airways has expanded its codeshare with Emirates despite its difficulties. The deal announced Tuesday is a rare glimmer of hope for the financially troubled company. Despite the boom in the aviation industry on the African continent, South African Airlines has not made a profit since 2011, seven years ago.

The airline needs alms from the South African government to stay ashore. The South African government owns the airline. “South African Airways greatly appreciates our rapidly developing partnership with Africa World Airlines. Our new codeshare agreement opens up new possibilities in West Africa and offers our customers exciting new services and comfortable connections,” said Philip Saunders, Chief Commercial Officer of SAA. In a statement, SAA said the agreement will allow it to add its code on flights operated by GOL on Brazilian territory, allowing ASA customers to integrate their travels with single routes on flights of both airlines. Emirates began operations to South Africa in 1995 with flights between Dubai and Johannesburg….

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