South African Airways (SAA) has grown its African route network, with the addition of two new countries.
From January 17, 2012, SAA will start flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport to Kigali in Rwanda and onwards to Bujumbura in Burundi.
From Bujumbura, flights will stop at Kigali, before flying onwards to its Johannesburg hub.
SAA will operate the route three times a week, using an A319 aircraft with capacity for 120 passengers in a two-class (business and economy) configuration.
Gary Kershaw, SAA’s country manager for the UK and Ireland, said the expansion form part of plans to strengthen the airline’s intra-Africa network.
“Adding even more destinations to our already extensive Africa route network gives our customers more travel options to thriving destinations that were previously difficult to reach by air,” he said.