South African Airways, in collaboration with the Lufthansa Group, has recently unveiled an exciting development for travelers heading to and from southern Africa. A new codeshare agreement between South African Airways and Lufthansa has been established, with Swiss joining the partnership in the near future. This strategic move comes as part of the Star Alliance network, aimed at enhancing the travel experience for passengers.
The highlight of this agreement is the revival of the reciprocal codeshare partnership between Lufthansa and South African Airways, set to commence in August 2023. Travelers can look forward to seamless connections between various destinations, providing greater convenience and flexibility.
Under this partnership, Lufthansa-operated flights will now extend their reach into Johannesburg, opening up two exciting routes: Johannesburg to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Durban. Simultaneously, South African Airways-operated flights will include Johannesburg to Frankfurt, creating an array of options for passengers.
The collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the long-standing relationship between these airlines. Dating back to 1995, the initial codeshare agreement was inked for the Frankfurt to Johannesburg route.
The codeshare agreement also extends to the Star Alliance network, which paves the way for further codeshare partnerships with other members of the Lufthansa Group. As a result, more options for passengers to explore international destinations are on the horizon.
As part of the plans for the near future, Swiss, another key player within the Lufthansa Group, is poised to join this codeshare agreement. This development will expand the network even further, with Zurich-Johannesburg flights expected to be covered.