South Africa's flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) and the Portuguese national carrier TAP Portugal expanded their current code-share service on international flights between Portugal and South Africa. Since 07 March 2012 new services are available in addition to the current code share services offered via London on SAA-operated routes between Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, and on TAP Portugal-operated routes between London and Lisbon.
Customers of South African Airways are benefiting from new connecting code share services beyond Lisbon to other Portuguese destinations within the TAP domestic network, including Porto, Faro and Funchal (Madeira). TAP Portugal customers are in return benefiting from connecting flights beyond Johannesburg to other South African cities in the SAA domestic network, such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.
The code share agreement between the two airlines, both members of the Star Alliance, has also been expanded to include Accra in the West African country of Ghana. TAP will operate the Lisbon <> Accra route with SAA as the code share partner, while SAA will operate the Accra <> Johannesburg route with TAP Portugal as the code share partner.