SAA has opened a new lounge in the domestic departure area of OR Tambo International Airport. Passengers travelling to local destinations will now be able to enjoy a new, contemporary VIA lounge following its months of extensive refurbishment.
The lounge features ample comfortable seating areas; quality, fresh cuisine; a rotating art gallery showcasing South African artists; a kids’ area, the Junior Pilots; runway views and high-speed Internet.
Sylvain Bosc, SAA chief commercial officer, said the lounge had been named VIA because it served as a transition point for passengers travelling via the airport to their destinations. “The lounge will offer a fantastic pre-departure experience, displayed through warm hospitality that has become synonymous with the SAA brand,” Sylvain said.
SAA business-class, Voyager Lifetime Platinum, Platinum, Gold and Silver members, SAA Voyager/Nedbank Premium Credit Card, Star Alliance Gold members and Investec Private Bank Account card holders have access to the lounge.
Operating hours are 04h30 until 21h00 (weekdays) and 05h00- 21h00 (weekends).