South African Airways has announced plans to introduce the new A330-300 on the London route from March.
The airline has also decided to adjust frequencies on the route to a single daily service.
“We have decided to focus on those areas of our business that will enhance our efficiency, 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,” said South African Airways chief executive officer, Vuyani Jarawa.
At the end of 2017, South African Airways announced network remediation on the domestic and regional markets and the airline has now turned its attention to its international network.
“We have also decided to upgrade the service operating between Johannesburg and London Heathrow to the new Airbus A330-300 with effect from Sunday, March 25th.
“This will afford customers a significantly improved on-board business and economy product, with state-of-the-art technology, increased comfort and capacity,” explained Jarana.
With effect from Friday, April 20th, South African Airways will operate a single daily flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow replacing the double daily service operating on the route currently.
“Our announcement to introduce the new A330-300 on the very competitive London route next month is exciting and positive news for our customers,” added Jarana.
South African Airways took delivery of five new A330-300 aircraft last year.
The aircraft offers state-of-the-art technology; they are environmentally friendly and super-comfortable.
The interiors are striking in warm, neutral colours to provide a comfortable, elegant and relaxed ambience, leaving customers feeling well rested.