South African Airways recently announced that it has accepted Qantas’s decision to wrap up their long-standing codeshare agreement from 31 May.
SAA had been flying to Sydney for more than 27 years before the codeshare with Qantas was put in place in October 2000, following the strategic decision by SAA to stop operating between Johannesburg and Sydney with its own aircraft.
SAA customers will still be able to fly between Johannesburg and Sydney through Perth.
SAA codeshare flights on Qantas’s Sydney operation closed off for sale on 21 February. No further bookings can be made for travel after 1 June.
All SAA ticketed codeshare passengers on the Qantas flight will be accommodated on the Qantas flights QF064 and QF063 and transported to their final destination.
All SAA unticketed codeshare passengers who had booked SA7700 and SA7701 on Johannesburg-Sydney-Johannesburg, will be re-accommodated on SAA’s Perth operations with the ticketing agent using the most convenient option available for the onward connection to Sydney that is permitted within the conditions of the fare conditions.