Celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday has reached peak fever,
and South African Airways (SAA) is also taking part in honouring the father
of our nation.
SAA, in partnership with SA Tourism and the Nelson
Mandela Foundation, revealed new livery for three of its planes ˇV an Airbus
A320-200, A330-300, and an A340-600 ˇV with a special Mandela centenary logo.
Alongside the logo, the official ˇ§Be the Legacyˇ¨ will also be flying the
skies, representing the country all over the world.
Besides the new threads, the national airline will be launching special
headrest covers and paper cups on all their planes that travellers can take
with as a keepsake. On international flights, SAA will be screening the
movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and the documentary
Mandela's World Cup. Mandela's face will also be on the cover for the
July edition of their in-flight magazine Sawubona, focusing on all
the sites where you can walk in the footsteps of this icon.
ˇ§As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to
celebrate what would have been Tataˇ¦s 100th birthday, by sharing his values
with South Africans and people around the world. We hope that through these
small gestures we can inspire others to strive for his ideals and continue
his legacy,ˇ¨ says Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.
Voyager miles passengers can also donate their points to the Nelson
Mandela's Children's Fund in his memory, and a big surprise for later in the
year is being planned that will further cement Madiba's legacy in the skies.
ˇ§We hope these gestures show our gratitude and recognise his selfless
contribution towards the freedom and democracy we enjoy today,ˇ¨ concludes
ˇV Source: www.news24.co.za