South African Airways became the first African carrier to join an alliance when it officially was inducted into Star Alliance at ceremonies in Johannesburg yesterday. It is the alliance's 18th member (Swiss International Air Lines joined April 7) and increases the Star network to more than 15,500 daily flights serving 842 destinations in 152 countries. SAA offers access to 21 destinations in Africa and transatlantic service to South Africa. "Membership of this alliance places us amongst the ...

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