Canada-based Porter Airlines has signed an agreement with South African Airways that will give passengers easier connections between Canada and West and Southern Africa through the airline's Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport hub and SAA's Johannesburg, South Africa hub, via Washington.
The deal between the two airlines means both will offer their extensive route networks in their respective regions and onboard service that features complimentary amenities.
Travelers who book interline tickets with SAA and Porter will be able to check their baggage through to their final destination.
"We are continuing to grow Porter's interline network with the addition of South African Airways," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "This partnership provides improved access to unique destinations at both ends of the globe."
"South African Airways is pleased with this new agreement with Porter Airlines, which enhances flight connections for travelers between Canada and West and Southern Africa," said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. “The business opportunities between Canada and Africa are important to SAA and this new agreement with Porter Airlines will offer new and convenient connections for our customers.”
South African Airways offers nonstop service from Washington to Dakar, Senegal, with an extension to Johannesburg.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, Saint John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Sainte Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington and has seasonal flights to Mont Tremblant, Quebec; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Burlington, Vermont.