South African Airways (SAA) has launched its first flight from Johannesburg to Brazzaville, the capital of The Republic of Congo. With the new route, SAA now operates to two cities in Congo; Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
"SAA is focused on strengthening its intra-Africa network in line with its Africa expansion strategy. The airline’s expansion within the region also caters to market demand for increased access into other African states," says Theunis Potgieter, General Manager Commercial.
"SAA’s mandate from the South African government is to grow [its] footprint on the continent. Growing business and socio-economic ties between Congo and South Africa support the launch of this route. The mix of passengers on this route is business, trader and international travellers as well as governments and families," says Potgieter. "Furthermore, adding more routes within the African continent offers customers an assortment of travel options to destinations once difficult to reach by air."
Flights depart Johannesburg's OR Tambo International on Thursdays and Saturdays at 09h15, arriving in Brazzaville at 12h15. The return flights depart the same day at 13h05, arriving back in Johannesburg at 18h10.