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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.

Notice: The Skywards Miles required to book reward flights on airline partner flights will be adjusted from 10 January 2024. This applies to Business Class flights only. The pricing change will not apply to the Miles you’ll earn on your flight. If you’ve already booked flights using Miles before the price adjustment but with travel after 10 January 2024, the older pricing will apply to any changes to your booking as long as you don’t change the itinerary or reward type.

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
  • First Class: 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