Air China said it has announced a code share agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA´s newly inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing and Johannesburg as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing.
Air China will in turn put its code on SA´s services between Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. The code share arrangement will open for sale from 25 August, for travel effective 29 October 2015.
Subsequent to the successful launch of the partnership between Air China and SA in March 2012 when SA launched its services to Beijing, China, the parties have looked into expanding the partnership on Air China´s non-stop flights between China and Johannesburg and on onward destinations across China. With this code share agreement, travelers will be able to purchase flights from South African Airways destinations onwards to China on one ticket, making for a simpler and seamless journey.
Both airlines are Star Alliance members, an alliance offering a network unlike any other; with 28 member airlines providing over 18,500 flights a day to over 1,330 destinations in more than 192 countries around the world.