South African Airways

South African Airways operates the largest route network in Africa and has won the title of Best African Airline for 10 years in a row in the SKYTRAX awards.

Through a powerful alliance of partners, South African Airways serves over 1,200 destinations and 180 countries worldwide. Year after year, SAA continues to provide “Africa's warmest welcome”.


Take Advantage Today

Earn or spend Miles flying across South Africa, the African continent, and beyond, with SAA and eligible franchises or affiliated carriers.

Please quote your membership number when booking your flight, and present your Emirates Skywards card at check-in.

Take Advantage

Miles Earned Per Mile Flown

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Spend Miles


Flight rewards from 20,000 Skywards Miles.

Spend Skysurfer Miles on a reward ticket.


Important Information


Earning Miles

*Classes eligible to earn Miles

Business Class: C, J, Z, D

Economy Class: Y, B, M, H, K, Q, S

Discounted Economy Class: T, V, L, W, G

Not all booking classes are eligible to earn Miles. Please check when booking.

Spending Miles

Miles stated are for direct flights only. Where no direct service is operated two or more rewards may be required.

Blackout dates do not apply to reward travel on South African Airways flights.