South African Airways (SAA), will introduce the new Airbus A350-900 on nonstop flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.  The new A350-900 will be delivered to SAA in the second half of 2019 and replace the Airbus A340-600 aircraft that are currently being operated on the route.  These aircraft will offer enhanced passenger comfort and amenities, and present an opportunity for SAA to reduce fuel burn by approximately 20 percent compared to the current aircraft operating on the route. The aircraft also offers a modern in-flight entertainment (IFE) system throughout the cabin.  The Business Class cabin will offer fully-flat bed seats, while Economy Class will offer extra legroom seating in the first six rows, offering a more comfortable customer experience.