(June 27, 2011 "“ NEW YORK, NY)– South African Airways announced an exclusive air fare starting at $1,300 (plus taxes) for travel from New York (JFK) to Dar Es Salaam (DAR) between September 12 and Tanzania's 50th Anniversary Celebration on December 9, 2011.


 “South African Airways (SAA) recognizes that Destination Tanzania is in high demand among travelers, and since SAA offers a same day connection from JFK to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we hope that these special fares will encourage more tourists to experience Tanzania especially at such a festive and historic time,” said Gregg Truman, Vice President of Marketing, South African Airways.


Dr. Aloyce K. Nzuki, Tanzania Tourist Board's Managing Director, added "Tanzania became independent from Great Britain on December 9, 1961 and since then Tanzania has evolved into a prosperous, peaceful and stable country. We appreciate South African Airways constant support in providing special airfare to promote tourism to Tanzania from the US, our number one source market."


Tanzania is preparing a series of 50th Anniversary events during this travel period leading up to December 9th, 2011.


The South African Airway offer is valid for travel from New York (JFK) to Dar Es Salaam (DAR) between September 12 and December 9, 2011.The fare must be purchased by August 31, 2011 at SAA's website www.flysaa.com or by calling the airline's reservation center at 1800-722-9675.