South African Airways Logo

South African Airways Logo

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South African Airways: Brand overview

Founded:1 February 1934
Founder:Department of Public Enterprises
Johannesburg, South Africa
South African Airways, South Africa’s premier airline, has its main base in Johannesburg. Established in 1934, when the South African government took over Union Airways, it has grown to become the country’s largest airline. The airline uses a hub-and-spoke system to connect over 20 domestic destinations within South Africa to global destinations spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The airline utilizes various Airbus aircraft, including the A320, A330, A340, and A350 models. As a member of the Star Alliance, it is partnered with esteemed carriers such as Lufthansa, United, and Air Canada. From its main hub in Johannesburg, South African Airways serves various destinations, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Perth, and Frankfurt, and numerous regional flights across southern Africa.

While the airline provides domestic flights within South Africa and international long-haul routes across its network, it has also embarked on efforts to privatize in recent years, even though it is government-owned. Despite these efforts, South African Airways has faced significant financial and operational challenges for more than a decade, leading to the need for government bailouts and substantial restructuring to remain operational.

Meaning and History

South African Airways Logo History

1934 – 1948

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1948 – 1971

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1971 – 1997

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1997 – 2003

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2003 – 2006

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2006 – 2019

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2019 – today

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South African Airways color codes

Air Force BlueHex color:#153683
RGB:21 54 131
CMYK:84 59 0 49
Pantone:PMS 7687 C
Spanish GreenHex color:#008a43
RGB:0 138 67
CMYK:100 0 51 46
Pantone:PMS 7731 C
Bright YellowHex color:#fcaf16
RGB:252 175 22
CMYK:0 31 91 1
Pantone:PMS 1235 C
Raisin BlackHex color:#231f20
RGB:35 31 32
CMYK:0 11 9 86
Pantone:PMS Neutral Black C
Medium Candy Apple RedHex color:#d92532
RGB:217 37 50
CMYK:0 83 77 15
Pantone:PMS 1795 C