South African Airways to Resume Non-Stop Johannesburg-JFK Flights
South African Airways announced that it will resume its non-stop flights from Johannesburg to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 7.
The carrier’s flights from JFK to Johannesburg have been operating non-stop year round, although flights from Johannesburg to New York have been making a fueling stop in Dakar, Senegal, in part due to the decreased travel demand during the winter months. The elimination of the stopover will reduce the travel time by approximately 90 minutes.
The non-stop flights will depart Johannesburg at 8:30 p.m. and arrive in New York at 6:40 a.m. the next day. Flights from New York to Johannesburg will continue to depart at 11:15 a.m. and arrive at 8:20 a.m. the following day.
South African Airways operates the service using Airbus A340-600 aircraft, configured with 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 275 seats in economy. Seats in business class have a width of 23.7” and are pitched 73”.
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