Starting yesterday, 17th May 2012, South African Airways extends its operations to Pointe Noire in the Congo, and will also incorporate Cotonou in Benin. Flights to Cotonou will operate twice a week with . The aircraft is Airbus A319, quality per se.U.K passengers will be benefiting from this additional flight by simply connecting from Johannesburg onwards. Mind you it is a direct flight from London to Johannesburg, so it will one stop to Point De noir and 2 stops to Cotonou.
Current extension in its routes with this launch affirms South African Airways’ commitment to serve African region. This initiation of flights to Cotonou, Benin exhibits SAA dedication to growth in the African continent. South African Airways continues to explore possibilities for its passengers and clients who undertake air travel to linking countries on the continent whether it is business or pleasure.Cotonou is the fifth newly added destination on African continent that SAA has begun operations to within the past 8 months (starting October 2011). The other fresh destinations introduced were Ndola (Zambia), Kigali (Rwanda), Bujumbura (Burundi) and Pointe Noire (Congo).SAA not only flies to Cotonou, but also operates between Point Noire and Cotonou.
It also introduces Cotonou connection as an add-on flight from/to Johannesburg and Point Noire. This innovation has allowed SAA to also cover the clientele in this market. This improves and facilitates flight connections for not just Cotonou, but provides additional connections to fly from 2 other destinations via Cotonou.Route of these flights is Johannesburg – Point Noire – Cotonou
Outbound from Johannesburg; Flight Number SA082 on Thursdays and Sundays
Departs Johannesburg 0940* Arrives Pointe Noire 1305*
Departs Pointe Noire 1405* Arrives Cotonou 1640*
Inbound to Johannesburg: Flight Number SA083 on Fridays and Mondays
Departs Cotonou 0920* Arrives Pointe Noire 1200*
Departs Pointe Noire1300* Arrives Johannesburg 1810*
*All times are local at departure/destination points.