South African Airways Appoints David G. Chorley as Director, Sales Development - Canada

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., November 6 /CNW/ - South African Airways (SAA),
South Africa's flagship airline and the continent's most awarded carrier, has
announced the appointment of David G. Chorley as director, sales development
for Canada, effective November 5, 2007. Chorley, who has more than 25 years
experience in the airline and travel industry, will be based in Toronto and
will report to Todd Neuman, vice president, sales - North America.

    As director of sales development, Chorley will be responsible for the
airline's Canadian business development and passenger sales that are generated
through retail travel agency, corporate, tour operator and consolidator

    "David is a seasoned sales professional whose skill in developing
business strategies will facilitate South African Airways' quest to continue
capturing both leisure and corporate sales and further grow our position in
Canada," said Neuman.

    Prior to joining SAA, Chorley served in sales management positions with
Synergi Global Travel Management and BCD Travel in Canada, where he was
responsible for business development of travel agency and corporate sales
programs. He is a veteran of the airline industry, having held several sales
positions with Canadian Airlines International. Chorley is a graduate of
McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

    South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to
South Africa with daily departures from Washington as well as daily direct
service from New York that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.
SAA's unrivalled network, featuring connections to more than 20 destinations
within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the continent, make the
airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to Africa." As a recent member to the
worldwide Star Alliance, South African Airways is now able to offer its
customers 855 destinations in 155 countries and more than 16,000 flights
daily. Members of Star Alliance partner United Airlines' Mileage Plus program
are able to earn miles on all South African Airways flights. For more
information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit

For further information:

For further information: South African Airways, Fort Lauderdale
Elizabeth Ninomiya, 954-769-5120

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