South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery of the first of four new Airbus A350-900s, which is expected to improve both its customer offering and commercial prospects. The A350s will make up the new long-haul component of SAA’s fleet. They will replace services operated by the company’s increasingly uneconomic A340s. “The introduction of the A350s offers a new beginning for the airline and will contribute to the airline’s operational efficiencies, and get SAA ...

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