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Airline Info
Airline Name: South African Airways
Airline IATA Code: SA
Airline Flight Number Example: SA3223
Airline ICAO Code: SAA
Airline Flight Plan Example: SAA23IE
Airline Callsign: SPRINGBOK
Airline Flight Numbers: 22-585
Total Aircraft in Fleet: 45
Passenger Aircraft in Fleet: 45
Cargo Aircraft in Fleet: 0

Speeds: kts (Knots)
Distances: nmi (Nautical Miles)
Date Format: dd/mm/yyyy (Day/Month/Year)
Time Format: HH:MM (Hour:Minute) based on UTC/Zulu
Weights: kg (Kilograms) - for Fuel, Pax and Cargo

Adult (12+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-2)
84Kgs 35Kgs 0Kgs
Domestic Bags International Bags Long Haul Bags
11Kgs 13Kgs 15Kgs
66 Adults x 84 Kgs + 20 Children x 35 Kgs + 4 Infants x 0 Kgs = 6244 Kgs
90 Long Haul Bags x 15 = 1350 Kgs
Total weight = 7594 Kgs



Airline Biography

South African Airways (Real World) Information;

South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier airline of South Africa. Its headquarters are in Airways Park on the grounds of O. R. Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. In partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango, the airline flies to 56 destinations in South Africa, continental Africa and around the world from its Johannesburg hub, using a fleet of 47 aircraft. Vuyani Jarana has been CEO since November 2017.

South African Airways was founded in 1934 after the acquisition of Union Airways by the South African government. The airline was initially overseen and controlled by South African Railways and Harbours Administration. Anti-apartheid sanctions by African countries deprived the airline of stopover airports during apartheid, forcing it to bypass the continent with long-range aircraft. During this time, it was also known by its Afrikaans name, Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens (SAL), which has since been dropped by the airline. In 1997 SAA changed its name, image and aircraft livery and introduced online ticketing services. In 2006, SAA split from Transnet, its parent company, to operate as an independent airline.

SAA owns Mango, a low-cost domestic airline, and has established links with Airlink and South African Express. It is a member of the Star Alliance.

Airline Rules
  1. You must fly theses schedules in South African Airways liveries only.
  2. If you do not have the correct livery then use house manufacture (i.e Airbus House livery).
  3. Please check below to see the current fleet, which fleet you can substitute, equivalent Substitutions, and historic fleet.  Look along the table from left to right to see.
  4. Please make sure that if you sub another aircraft for another, check that the performance will get you to the required destination.
  5. Please make sure, if you sub an aircraft, that you check the registrations of the type of aircraft, and to select the Reg in the WeGoACARS Tracker. Failure to do this will lead to a PIREP Rejection.
Airline Fleet and Substitutions
Current Fleet Real World Substitutions Simulated Substitutions Historical Fleet
A319-100 (A319)
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A320-200 (A320)
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A330-200 (A332)
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A330-300 (A333)
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A340-300 (A343)
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A340-600 (A346)
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B747-400 (B744)
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