South African Airways (SAA) is to introduce a new A330-300 on its Johannesburg to London route from next month. 

The airline has also adjusted frequencies on the route to a single daily service.

At the end of 2017, the airline announced network remediation on domestic and regional markets and has now turned its attention to its international network.

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of the airline, said: “We have decided to focus on those areas of our business that will enhance our efficiencies, bring more value to our customers and produce improved overall performance of the airline. Network optimisation is one such area that can contribute towards containing our costs and we introduced some initiatives that must yield dividends to return the business to commercial sustainability in the shortest time possible.

“We have also decided to upgrade the service operating between Johannesburg and Heathrow to the new Airbus A330-300 with effect from March 25. This will afford customers a significantly improved on-board Business and Economy product, with state-of-the-art technology, increased comfort and capacity.”

With effect from April 20, the airline will operate a single daily flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow replacing the double daily service operating on the route currently.

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