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South African Airways

South African Airways  aircraft at London Heathrow Airport

South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa, has its base at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It was founded in 1934. The famous flying springbok emblem was part of its livery until 1997.

Contact information

Telephone numbers

Reservation: 0844 375 9681 Customer service: 020 8576 5505 Special assistance: +27 11 978 1111**

* Premium rate number    ** International number

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Facilities at Heathrow

Which terminal?

This airline operates from Terminal 2

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Airline lounges are invitation-only – please check entry rules with your airline. The following information is provided as a service to passengers and may be subject to change.

Terminal 2

First and Business Class passengers, and Star Alliance Gold status customers, are invited to relax or work in one of the Star Alliance airline lounges while waiting for their flight. Gold customers may bring a guest who is departing on a Star Alliance flight the same day.

Terminal 2

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

Departures, after security

Lounge A1, upper floor of main departure lounge (turn right after security).

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United Airlines Club Lounge

Satellite T2B (departures, after security)

Lounge B1, Level 2 (stairs and lift opposite Gate B46)

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Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Satellite T2B (departures, after security)

Lounge B3, Level 2 (stairs and lifts opposite Gate B44).

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The Arrivals Lounge

Arrivals, public area

Turn left out of international arrivals.

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Flight information

Flight numbers begin with IATA code SA.

Alliance membership

This airline is a member of the Star AllianceStar Alliance.

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