South African Airways has been voted Africa’s leading Airline in the first class and business airline category.
Country Manager, Vincent Mupwaya says South African Airways was awarded as the
leading Airline by the World Travel Awards in May this year.
Mr. Mupyaya says there has been an overwhelming response from the general public
throughout the world connecting flights to Lusaka and Livingstone in the past year.
Mr Mupyaya was speaking during a travel agents awards giving ceremony in Lusaka today.
South African Airways is a member the Star Alliance Network, which was established
in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide a
smooth travel experience.
The Alliance, with membership of over 10 major Airlines worldwide, offers more than
16,000 daily flights to 855 destinations in 155 countries.
And Tourism and Natural Resources Deputy Minister, Michael Kaingu, said government
is aware of the significant contribution South African Airways has made in promoting
tourism growth in the region.
He said South African Airways has partnered with local institutions such as Zambia
National Tourist Board (ZNTB) and the Tourism Council of Zambia (TCZ) to enhance
tourism growth in Zambia by bringing in local and foreign tourists.