viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011
South African Airways (2005)
Like most legacy airlines, SAA was trying to sell an "all inclusive" quality service, in order to distinguish itself from other ".com" carriers . Also, they were introducing the e-ticket.
Air Tanzania había sido privatizada en el año 2002 y era parte del grupo SAA; contaba también con una imagen similar a la de South African. En realidad, un año después SAA se retiró de su inversión en la aerolínea tanzana.
Air Tanzania had been privatized in 2002 and it was part of the SAA group. Both carriers shared a similar corporate identity. South African quit its investiment in Air Tanzania a year later, in 2006.
SA Express (su filial de vuelos regionales que ha abierto recientemente una empresa más, Congo Express) y SA Airlink (una empresa que incluye a la aerolínea de Suazilandia ; ahora se llama simplemente Airlink y ya no es parte del grupo aunque continua operando en cooperación con SAA)
Some cabin maps; At the time, SAA comprised a family of airlines, with SA Express (regional subsidiary which has recently launched a new airline Congo Express) and SA Airlink (now renamed as Airlink, it owns also the Swaziland national airline and does not belong to the SAA group any more, even if it still has a partnership with South African)
If we take a look at this 1999 route maps, in 2005 SAA had increased its African presence, but on the other hand many intercontinental destinations in South America, Asia and Australia were now gone.
A closeup on the European map: