Johannesburg to Beijing direct

SAA Joburg to Beijing

SAA introduce direct flights to Beijing, China  today

The inaugural flight departs today Tuesday 31 January 2012 from Johannesburg to arrive in Beijing, China; on Wednesday 1 February 2012. These flights are available for reservations in the global distribution system (GDS) and via SAA’s website, the airline’s on-line website.

Introducing direct flights to Beijing is in line with SAA’s strategy to expand its network to Asia, the fastest growing market in the world. SAA will operate the route three times a week. The route will be served by the Airbus A340-600 aircraft, which have the capacity to operate the route directly all year round with no passenger payload restrictions. Flying time between Johannesburg and Beijing takes on average 15 hours. 

These flights will be very convenient for the 11 Atta ground breaking companies, most attending COTTM tourism exhibition in Beijing for the first time, on the Atta stand on April 18th.

and the timetable is:

Johannesburg - Beijing schedule:


Flight Day From Departs To Arrives
SA288 Tuesday
Johannesburg 00h20* Beijing




Beijing 23h20* Johannesburg

08h10* (Following day)