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SAA to operate flights between Beijing and Johannesburg

By Li Hongguang (The Economic Daily)

16:51, January 16, 2012

Edited and translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

Recently, South African Airways (SAA) announced to open direct flights between Beijing and Johannesburg on Jan. 31.

SAA will operate three flights each week and adopt A340-600 wide-body aircrafts with 42 business class seats and 275 economy class seats. Single trip of the flight will take 15 hours.

Johannesburg is the biggest city and economic center of South Africa. For Chinese investors, the direct flight will not only bring business opportunity in Johannesburg and South Africa but also in other African countries.

After arriving in Johannesburg, people can take flights to more than ten cities of Southern Africa; even get to Argentina’s Buenos Aires and Brazil’s Sao Paulo in South America.

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