South African Airways in "Business Rescue" as from 05 Dec 2019

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South African Airways is on the ground, suspending its operations.
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TLspotting wrote: 30 Sep 2020, 13:40 South African Airways is on the ground, suspending its operations.
South African Airways suspends its operations amid lack of funding: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sout ... f-funding/

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luchtzak wrote: 30 Sep 2020, 14:22
TLspotting wrote: 30 Sep 2020, 13:40 South African Airways is on the ground, suspending its operations.
South African Airways suspends its operations amid lack of funding: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sout ... f-funding/
Official notification:
https://matusonassociates.co.za/wp-cont ... 2020-1.pdf

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As an African Aviation lover, this is the kind of information that I did not want to see, especially for a airline like SAA, which is (finally) was a locomotive of the Air Transport, in Africa. But, that's the only solution for the moment. Hoping that the new SAA will be better managed.

Between the end of the 90s and the end of the 2000s, SAA was the big company on the continent, and had a very pan-African outlook. However, everything did not work:

Air Afrique
Air Rwanda / Alliance Express Rwanda
Air Tanzania
Air Cemac (never took off)
"small crew base" long haul in Dakar, for flights to USA, (Dkr-Atlanta, Dkr-New York- Dkr-Washington) and code share with Air Senegal International, on the Johannesburg-Dakar and partnership, on the African network, of Air Senegal. In 2000s, ASI was one of the best managed African airlines with the help of Royal Air Maroc.
etc ...

Only Royal Air Maroc (Air Senegal International, Gabon Airlines, Air Cemac) and Ethiopian Airlines (Asky, Malawian Airline, Tchadia Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines Mozambique, the new Zambia Airways) can be considered as airlines, with a pan-African vision.

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Ethiopian Airlines Group is willing to provide planes, pilots and maintenance services to South African Airways as part of a joint venture with that country’s government. Ethiopian isn’t interested in helping with debt repayments or the cost of reducing the workforce.

South African Airways Technical has reached an agreement with its customers and has begun to reinstate aircraft maintenance services to some of its customers.
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sn26567 wrote: 05 Oct 2020, 20:47 Ethiopian Airlines Group is willing to provide planes, pilots and maintenance services to South African Airways as part of a joint venture with that country’s government. Ethiopian isn’t interested in helping with debt repayments or the cost of reducing the workforce.

South African Airways Technical has reached an agreement with its customers and has begun to reinstate aircraft maintenance services to some of its customers.

Ethiopian Airlines outlines SAA offer from Addis Ababa

But Africa’s biggest airline isn’t interested in helping with SAA debt.

The Ethiopian Airlines Group says it’s willing to provide planes, pilots and maintenance services to beleaguered national carrier South African Airways (SAA) as part of a joint venture with the government.

Africa’s biggest airline is further offering operational assistance, Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebre Mariam said during an interview from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/et ... dis-ababa/

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