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South African Airways Announces Special Rates For 2013

South African Airways' Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) cutting ceremony at the Hard Rock Café Athens.

South African Airways’ Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) cutting ceremony at the Hard Rock Café Athens.

Discover the World Marketing's Electra Giouri (sales manager Greece and Cypurs) and Dinos Frantzeskakis (managing director) cut South African Airways’ Vasilopita.

Discover the World Marketing’s Electra Giouri (sales manager Greece and Cypurs) and Dinos Frantzeskakis (managing director) cut South African Airways’ Vasilopita.

South African Airways announced new and special competitive rates during its recent Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) cutting ceremony held at the Hard Rock Café Athens.

The special rates begin from 350 euros to Johannesburg and from 450 euros to Cape Town. Prices are valid until 31 October 2013.

During the ceremony, Dinos Frantzeskakis, managing director of Discover the World Marketing, South African Airways’ general sales agent (GSA) in Greece, gave a briefing and informed journalists and travel agents on the airline’s developments in 2012.

Last year was quite busy for the South African airline as it made its debut in Beijing, China (31 January 2012), began flights to Point Noire, Congo and Cotonou, Benin (26 January 2012) and added Brazzaville to its flight network (13 September 2012). The airline launched flights from Johannesburg to Kigali, Rwanda and to Bujumbura, Burundi (17 January) and as of 15 August 2012, increased frequencies to Abidjan, Accra, Mumbai and Perth, while serving passengers from London to Cape Town via Johannesburg.

Vasia Avdela (Marine Tours, commercial director), Vaggelis Theodosiou (Prime Travel, director), Electra Giouri (Discover the World Marketing, sales manager Greece and Cyprus), Yiorgos Tekakis (AirFastTickets, director sales and airline product development), Panagis Vasilatos (AirFastTickets, country manager) and Makis Koukoulas (Grecian Travel, manager).

Vasia Avdela (Marine Tours, commercial director), Vaggelis Theodosiou (Prime Travel, director), Electra Giouri (Discover the World Marketing, sales manager Greece and Cyprus), Yiorgos Tekakis (AirFastTickets, director sales and airline product development), Panagis Vasilatos (AirFastTickets, country manager) and Makis Koukoulas (Grecian Travel, manager).

2012 was also a year of important collaborations for South African Airways:
• 29 February 2012 – code share agreement with Air China
• 7 March – extends partnership with TAP, between Portugal and South Africa
• 10 December – code share agreement with Air Canada
• 18 December – code share agreement with US Airways

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In addition, as of last August, South African Airways moved to a “piece baggage” concept that restricts the number of pieces of baggage each passenger may check in, rather than the total weight of the passenger’s checked baggage.

South African Airways, member of Star Alliance, serves 26 destinations across the continent and the most important in South Africa.

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