SAA recently received the first three of its five new Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
SAA’s new A330-300s are configured with more business-class seats than the largest aircraft in the airline’s feet, while the economy cabin is fitted with newly designed slim-line seats, offering passengers more room. The aircraft offers 46 premium business class seats and 203 seats in economy class.
“Fitted with the latest and greatest modernised systems they offer an improved travel experience,” said SAA spokesman, Tlali Tlali. Seating in business class is in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration offering increased privacy and providing all passengers with direct aisle access. The business class and economy seats are each fitted with a 26cm please screen, individual USB charging ports and access to shared PC power points.
The airline has taken delivery of three of the aircraft, with a fourth set to arrive in March and another in May 2017. Tlali said the aircraft were operating on the Cape Town-Johannesburg, Accra-Washington DC, Lagos and São Paulo routes. However, he stressed that aircraft in the SAA fleet were deployed across the network and operated on routes based on availability and capacity.
According to Tlali, while still very new to the fleet the aircraft have been well received by customers, especially business travellers. “We are pleased with this positive feedback.”
Source: Liesl Venter. Image: Pixabay