Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017
South African Airways (SAA) has been named “Favorite Airline in Africa” for the third consecutive year at the annual Trazee Awards. The award was presented to South African Airways at the annual event hosted by Global Traveler during the 2017 Global Business Travel Association convention on Tuesday July 18, 2017, at the iconic Lenox Hotel in Boston.
Hailed as the smart source for millennials, Trazee Travel is a unique interactive web publication created by Global Traveler’s parent company, FX Express Publications, Inc., for travelers aged 18-35. The Trazee Awards celebrates the best and brightest travel companies from around the world and include airlines, airports, hotels, destinations and other travel providers. Nominations for The Trazee are collected from an intrepid group of contributors, as well as, via an online ballot completed by their subscribed readers. The nominations are compiled and a panel of Trazee and FXExpress Publications, Inc. management select the final winners.
“We are very proud and grateful that Trazee Travel readers have, once again, selected South African Airways as their favorite airline in Africa.” said Todd Neuman, South African Airways’ Executive Vice President for the Americas. “The millennials are a growing segment of tourism to Africa and we are honored that these travellers have selected SAA as their favourite way to travel to the continent. This award is a testament to the quality of service SAA delivers both in the air and on the ground, as the best way to start an African experience of a lifetime.”
“Congratulations to South African Airways on its third win in our 2017 The Trazees. It’s clear the readers, prefer SAA for their travel to Africa,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, FXExpress Publications, Inc. “This is unique group of travelers, choosing to see and experience exotic destinations around the world now, as opposed to waiting years to take that bucket list trip. And the providers they choose to take them on these journeys are the best in the industry, including SAA. From the multiple awards the airline continues to receive regularly from readers across all our platform, its evident South African Airways is the best choice for all global travelers.”
South African Airways offers the most flights from the U.S. to South Africa with daily nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and daily direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg via either Accra, Ghana or Dakar, Senegal. SAA has served North America for over 45 years and is one of the world’s most awarded airlines, having been rated as a Skytrax 4-Star airline for 15 consecutive years.
On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio / visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music choices. Via our Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to over 75 destinations across Southern Africa and Africa’s Indian Ocean islands.