South African Airways

Earn and spend Skywards Miles on South African Airways flights across their network to over 33 destinations.

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa. Serving 57 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink, and its low-cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent. South African Airways also serves nine 9 intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.

Earn Skywards Miles

Book with South African Airways and quote your Emirates Skywards membership number to earn Skywards Miles.

The number of Skywards Miles you will earn will depend on the class of travel, fare type and distance flown:

  • Economy Class: up to 1 Skywards Mile per mile flown
  • Business Class: up to 1.5 Skywards Miles per mile flown

Spend Skywards Miles

Spend Skywards Miles on South African Airways to over 33 destinations starting at 8,000 Miles.

To book your reward ticket, let us know your trip details on Live Chat(Opens link) and one of our consultants will assist you right away. Please note that Live Chat is currently only available in English.

The table below shows the number of Skywards Miles you need for a one-way reward flight.

You’ll need twice the number of Miles for a return reward flight.

ZoneOne way distance (miles)Economy ClassBusiness Class
10-2508,00016,000
2251-50010,00020,000
3501-100014,00028,000
41001-200020,00040,000
52001-300026,00052,000
63001-400032,00064,000
74001-500038,00076,000
85001-600044,00088,000
96001-700052,000104,000
107001-1500060,000120,000