SAA Cape Town Airport
If you are seeing a blank page, please wait a few seconds till our booking engine loads... Long before all of the newer budget airlines started operating South Africa it was SAA who mainly serviced the nation’s flying needs. SAA is the abbreviation for South African Airways which is the largest airline in South Africa. Their fleet of over 50 aircraft all bear the South African flag as they are the national flag carrier airline of South Africa. The airports that they fly to in South Africa include Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Mthatha, Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Upington. SAA has the highest frequency of flights across South Africa.
SAA Cape Town Airport Bookings
Bookings for SAA Cape Town Airport flights can be done directly on the Flysaa website. It is free to use their booking engine which can be found on the home page to firstly get a listing of flights for your date and locations and secondly to make payment and confirm the SAA Cape Town Airport flights.
The Flysaa website also allows for SAA Cape Town Airport guests to manage their booking. Services that can be done on this facility include
- Viewing, changing or cancelling of a booking
- Updating contact details
- Getting a tax invoice
- Selecting seats
- Meal requests
- Checking on the flight status
- Adding a frequent flyer number
The StepUp program allows for SAA Cape Town Airport economy class ticket holders to bid for business class tickets if they are available. If the bid is successful, their ticket will be upgraded to business class and will be notified 24 hours before the flight. With a business class ticket you are now allowed priority boarding, access to SAA lounges, more baggage allowance and comfortable seating.
When traveling in a group on SAA Cape Town Airport flights, you are allowed to contact the SAA Group Bookings Department to request for a group rate.
The SAA OnBiz facility allows for businesses to have all of their information saved on the SAA booking engine. This way you don’t have to always enter in the company and payment details. Also you have the benefit of tracking all of the flight and payment details in one place.
SAA has a premium lounge at the Cape Town airport that is a welcome distraction of peacefulness with TV’s, a bar, coffee station and a smokers section.
Voyager is the frequent flyer program offered by SAA. Points or Voyager Miles are accrued every time you fly with them or a partner airline. These miles can be exchanged for rewards such as health vouchers, car rentals and hotel stays.
Pets are allowed on SAA Cape Town Airport flights but must travel in the cargo hold of the plane. Animals must be crated properly and securely and have all inoculation documents that must be up to date.
SAA Cape Town Airport Check-in
Online check-in for SAA Cape Town Airport flights can be done from 24 hours before flight departure until an hour and a half prior to flight departure.
The kiosks located at some domestic airports allows for doing a self-check-in. Queues can be avoided by using the touchscreen devices to select a seat and print out the boarding pass which is done in seconds.
SAA also has counters from which you would be able to do a check-in. This is the only option whereby your check-in baggage is taken care of immediately. For the previous 3 options you would have to go to the bag drop counter.
The social check-in function allows for SAA Cape Town Airport passengers to find a seat next to people with similar interests by comparing data from their Facebook profiles. Passengers are allowed to share as little or as much information regarding their profiles as they want.
Special travel needs on SAA Cape Town Airport Flights
Medical clearance is needed for SAA Cape Town Airport flights, by those with chronic illnesses or those who are recovering from recent injuries. Documents need to be signed by a doctor clearing them for air travel. SAA will also need to be notified in advance so that they may make arrangements for such items like stretchers, oxygen supplies, and medical escort and equipment. All SAA Cape Town Airport flights have an on board wheelchair which can be used to transfer passengers who use them to the toilets and back.
Frequent Travellers Medical Card- can be applied for those who have medical conditions so that they don’t have to go through the whole process of declaring an illness and getting clearance every time they fly.
Guide dogs are the only exception to the no pet in the cabin rule and travel together with their owner, free of charge(the dog only) on SAA Cape Town Airport flights.
Cape Town Airport
The Cape Town Airport passes millions of passengers per year for entry into and out of Cape Town. Cape Town is not only a holiday destination for the people of South Africa but has become an internationally recognized must visit city. In addition to the various tourist spots, the natural beauty and climate of Cape Town have made it a firm favourite, enough so that it was voted best city to visit by the New York Times. It is also one of the cities that is part of the domestic route of SAA in South Africa. The airport was renovated which was complete in 2010. This renovation included the terminal building which now has a split design with all SAA Cape Town Airport check-ins taking place at the central terminal building. Parking facilities were also upgraded with more parking bays being added. The facilities within the terminal building now include
- Foreign exchange
- Post office
- Jewellery, footwear, clothing, beauty, craft, luggage, and electronic stores
- Hair and nail salons
- Viewing deck
The airport and its facilities can be accessed by wheelchairs. There are also lifts, gradient ramps and travellators which make it easier for disabled travellers to access all areas at the airport.
Cape Town Airport also has many transport options from taxis, buses, shuttles and car rentals to and from the airport.