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South African Airways

Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with South African Airways - the national carrier of South Africa. Our partnership with South African Airways enables you to fly on our codeshare flight to Johannesburg. Our partnership offers Velocity Frequent Flyer members the ability to earn and redeem Velocity Points and gain Status Credits on eligible flights along with other service benefits including the use of South African Airways lounge at Johannesburg for Velocity Platinum and Gold Members.

South African Airways

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Virgin Australia codeshares on South African Airways non-stop service between Perth and Johannesburg using A340 aircraft, with onward connections available through SAA tickets to a number of cities in South Africa and over 35 cities on the African continent.

South African Airways operate modern A340 aircrafts between Perth and Johannesburg with award-winning lie-flat seats and 12 inch LED monitors in Business Class with and new seats, on demand in-seat entertainment with the latest movies plus complimentary food and beverages in the economy cabin in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Complimentary intra-terminal transfers are offered between domestic and international terminals for connecting guests in Perth.

Please select your city to view a transfers map, or find out more information about Transfers and Connecting Flights.

Carry-on Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance will depend on the operating carrier’s policy for each sector. The operating carrier of each sector is detailed in your itinerary.

View the Virgin Australia and South African Airways carry-on baggage guidelines. 

Checked Baggage

Your bags will be checked to your final destination when purchased in a single ticket, offering you a seamless customer experience.

Your included baggage allowance depends on the fare purchased and your Velocity membership level at time of travel. For more information see Checked Baggage.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage fees will be charged for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. For details see Excess Baggage.

South African Airways Lounge Access

Eligible Gold and Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyers can access South African Airways operated lounges when travelling on South African Airways operated flights. Business Class customers may also access the international lounge in Perth. (Note: Velocity Gold and Platinum Frequent Flyers travelling in Economy class will not have access to the international lounge in Perth, as it is operated by a 3rd party. 

For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit International Lounge Access.

Frequent Flyer

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On services operated by South African Airways with a VA or SA flight number Velocity Platinum members Velocity Gold members Velocity Silver members
Earn Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Redeem Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Earn Status Credits tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority airport check-in tick yes tick yes yes
Priority boarding tick yes tick yes no
Access to South African Airways Lounges icon-tick icon-tick no
Eligibility for lounge access varies according to your fare class, Velocity membership level and destination. For information on worldwide lounge access, simply select your eligibility from the drop down box on Virgin Australia's International Lounge Access Guide
Increased check in baggage allowance The checked baggage allowance varies according to your fare class and Velocity membership level at the time of travel. Please visit the Virgin Australia Baggage section for further information.




For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit Benefits at a Glance.