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Air Canada announces code-share agreement with South Africa Airways

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - Air Canada and South African Airways have signed a code-share agreement that's designed to ease travel between Canada and Africa.

As of Thursday, passengers will be able to book a single itinerary and connect between the Star Alliance carriers in New York or London.

Canada's largest carrier (TSX:AC.B) said co-ordinated flights will minimize connection times and allow passengers to accumulate frequent flyer miles and have access to airport lounges.

South African Airways will operate flights between Johannesburg and London, New York and Cape Town.

Air Canada is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world, serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. South African Airways is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 26 destinations across the continent.