The new OR Tambo International Premium Lounge, a significant addition by South African Airways (SAA), was officially opened on November 13, 2023. The new OR Tambo International premium lounge at Johannesburg’s primary airport is a testament to SAA’s commitment to enhancing the air and ground experiences for its customers. The lounge boasts a contemporary design, upgraded comforts, and a curated collection of local art, offering various settings for guests to connect, work, or relax.
Luxurious Experience for Visitors
Among its highlights is the presence of state-of-the-art La Marzocco coffee machines, known as the “Ferrari” of coffee machines. These machines, coupled with specialized training received by the SAA Lounge team, ensure a unique and high-quality coffee experience for visitors.
In line with SAA’s vision to regain its position as a leading global airline carrier, the new OR Tambo International Premium Lounge represents just the beginning of a series of renovations planned by the airline. There are plans to extend these renovations to other lounges, including the First-Class Platinum lounge at OR Tambo International, with further refurbishments scheduled for lounges in Qheberha, Cape Town, OR Tambo Domestic, and Durban by early 2024.
The New OR Tambo International Premium Lounge: A Comforting Stop Before Taking the New Route to Brazil
Coinciding with the unveiling of the OR Tambo International Premium Lounge, South African Airways has also resumed its direct flights between Johannesburg and São Paulo. This route, operating after a nearly four-year hiatus, signifies a pivotal moment for the airline, reestablishing essential international connectivity between South Africa and Brazil.
Direct Flights Twice a Week
The service, utilizing the Airbus A330-300, offers two weekly flights, catering to travellers seeking connectivity between these two vibrant cities. Flights SA 222 and SA 223 provide a convenient and consistent service on Mondays and Thursdays, thus fulfilling the travel demands of passengers seeking connectivity and convenience for both business and leisure travel. This reconnection is not just a facilitation of easy travel, but also a strengthening of ties between South Africa and Brazil, illustrating SAA’s commitment to expand and enhance its global network of flights.
In summary, the opening of the new OR Tambo International Premium Lounge and the resumption of direct flights between Johannesburg and São Paulo are key developments by South African Airways. These initiatives not only enhance the travel experience at the airport but also significantly boost international connectivity and strengthen the relationship between South Africa and Brazil.