South African Airways (SAA) began operations on 1 February 1934. SAA, is a respected carrier in Africa serving regional destinations between Johannesburg and six African destinations - Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, Lagos, Mauritius and 2 domestic routes from Johannesburg to Cape Town and Durban. We are a member of the largest international airline network, the Star Alliance. Our core business is the provision of passenger air and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through our wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical (SAAT), a world class maintenance facility and Air Chefs, the catering arm. SAAT has particularly been successful in the delivery of high-quality maintenance services such as; major airframe checks; engine overhaul; mechanical components; avionics and line maintenance. From its first flight in 1934, SAA have welcomed the world to Africa by showing off our warm African hospitality and continues to do so stronger than ever.