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SA Rugby signs up airline partner

SA Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in South Africa, has entered into a partnership with the FlySafair airline.

The three-year deal runs until 2020 and names FlySafair as the official domestic carrier for SA Rugby and the men’s national team.

Under the agreement, FlySafair will be responsible for ensuring that players and officials arrive at games on time.

To mark the partnership, FlySafair unveiled a Boeing 737-800 aircraft bearing the SA Rugby logo.

“Safair has been in aviation for more than 50 years, and we see FlySafair as a bright, new and modern player in the South African airline space,” SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said. “Its mission is to unite people, with who and what they love, while providing a great experience. Similarly, the Springboks aspire to unite South Africa through great rugby. We’re looking forward to sharing the journey with them – both literally and metaphorically.”

FlySafair replaces South African Airways as SA Rugby’s airline partner.