South African Airways Named U.S. Men's National Soccer Team's 'Official
Airline to South Africa'


    
    SAA and U.S. Soccer Federation form partnership that helps the U.S. Men's
    National Team travel in style and arrive fresh and ready to compete on the
    world's stage




    
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<p><span class="xn-location">FORT LAUDERDALE</span>, Fla., <span class="xn-chron">March 25</span> /CNW/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most-awarded airline, announced that it has been named U.S. Men's National Soccer Team's "Official Airline to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span>."  South African Airways flew the team to the Confederations Cup that took place in <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> in 2009, and has again been chosen to fly the team to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> in 2010.</p>
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<p>"South African Airways is honored that the U.S. Men's National Team has chosen to fly with us to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> each of the last two years," said <span class="xn-person">Marc Cavaliere</span>, executive vice president of <span class="xn-location">North America</span> for South African Airways.  "In 2009, the U.S. chose South African Airways to fly to the Confederation's Cup tournament and the team achieved some outstanding results as they reached the finals of that great international soccer tournament. We hope that SAA brings the U.S. Men's National Team continued good luck and that the team can deliver similar results in 2010.  We look forward to flying the team, as well as many of their biggest fans to help cheer the team on as they compete in this summer's tournament!"</p>
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<p>"We are thrilled to be flying with South African Airways to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> this summer," said U.S. head coach <span class="xn-person">Bob Bradley</span>. "As a coach, you are aware of how important it is to the preparation of the team to travel comfortably, especially for such a long distance. South African Airways has consistently demonstrated their ability to provide excellent service to our group, and we are very pleased to know they will be taking care of us once again."</p>
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<p>Soccer enthusiasts can call 1-800-722-9675, where SAA agents will help fans find the best dates and lowest fares for travel to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> and the world's biggest sports event. Fans can also visit <a href="http://www.flysaa.com">www.flysaa.com</a> and check a 7-day spread to find the lowest fares and best options for their travel to see the U.S. Men's National Team compete in <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span>.</p>
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<p>South African Airways has a specially-created corporate division in place dedicated to ensure that fans have the most comfortable and convenient service to and between matches, including a round-the-clock domestic African flight schedule that will make it easy to fly to and from matches in the different cities.  This schedule will complement SAA's already extensive flight schedule throughout Southern <span class="xn-location">Africa</span> that connects with the airline's daily flights from New York JFK and Washington, D.C. In addition, all South African Airways flights in <span class="xn-location">Johannesburg</span> depart from the new, state-of-the-art Terminal B, providing for smooth and timely flight connections through a beautiful and modern terminal packed with many shopping, dining and relaxation options.  A new lounge will provide Premium Business Class passengers with a luxurious haven in which to catch up on work, grab a bite to eat, or freshen up with revitalizing rainfall showers.</p>
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    To book flights or learn more, call 1-800-722-9675 or visit
www.flysaa.com.

    
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<p>South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span> with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in <span class="xn-location">Dakar</span>, <span class="xn-location">Senegal</span>) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.   Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180 degree fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors.  Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit.  SAA's unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to more than 20 destinations within <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span>, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to <span class="xn-location">Africa</span>."  To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways' premier mileage program.  To sign up, visit <a href="http://www.flysaa.com">www.flysaa.com</a>, and link to the Voyager icon. As a <span class="xn-person">Star Alliance</span> member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,077 destinations in 175 countries and more than 19,700 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with <span class="xn-person">Star Alliance</span> member United Airlines. Members of United's, Continental's, US Airways' and Air Canada's frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights.  For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit <a href="http://www.flysaa.com">www.flysaa.com</a>, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.  For information about <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span>, visit <a href="http://www.southafrica.net">www.southafrica.net</a>.</p>
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    ABOUT U.S. SOCCER:
    
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<p>Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for soccer in the USA for more than 95 years as the governing body of the sport. In this time, the Federation's mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a pre-eminent sport in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels. To that end, the sport's growth in the past two decades has been nothing short of remarkable as U.S. Soccer's National Teams have continually succeeded on the world stage while also growing the game here in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> with the support of its members. For more information, visit ussoccer.com.</p>
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    CONTACT:      Elizabeth Ninomiya, South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5120
                  elizabethninomiya@flysaa.com




    

For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Ninomiya of South African Airways, +1-954-769-5120, elizabethninomiya@flysaa.com Web Site: http://www.flysaa.com

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