South African Airways is South Africa's largest domestic and international airline. It's also known in Afrikaans as Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens ( SAL ), though this variation of the name no longer appears on the airline's livery. In March 2002, under Manager Andre Viljoen, South African Airways asked Airbus Industrie to overhaul its fleet at a price of $3.5 bln. SAA made use of a slump in the order books of the airplane makers ( Boeing and Airbus ). SAA was in a buyers market and with the passing of Swissair, which had A340-600's on the point of being delivered, made a massive effect on Airbus clinching the SAA deal.
South Africa: SAA Reduces Eastern Cape Flights to Save Costs - AllAfrica.com
South African Airways (SAA) has announced network routes reductions to help the national carrier cut costs. Effective from 29 October, SAA will -- while continuing its flights to the Eastern Cape -- reduce daily flights to Port Elizabeth from four to ...
'Culture of bailouts for national liability' SAA slated - Independent Online
The culture of open ended bailouts by the government for troubled national airline South African Airways (SAA) – despite no change in SAA's business behaviour – is the very reason why this state-owned enterprise (SoE) is collapsing, the IFP said on ...
South African Airways receives 3 billion rand to pay Citibank debt - Arab News
JOHANNESBURG: South African Airways (SAA) has been provided with emergency state funds to help it repay loans of 3 billion rand (SR833.39 million) to Citibank, the Treasury said on Friday. “Government has approved the transfer of funds from the ...
African press review 30 September 2017 - RFI
Raila Odinga will talk about next month's Kenyan election re-run, on one condition. He wants government attempts to change electoral law stopped. Was this week's fighting in the Ugandan parliament provoked by the police? What have the authorities in ...
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Brief relief for Zuma, Guptas, and SAA
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South African Airways fast becoming a national liability:
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RT @DumisaniMuleya: South African Airways gets fresh R3 billion govt bail-out; typical case of subsidising entrenched mismanagement and cor…
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South African Airways gets fresh R3 billion govt bail-out; typical case of subsidising entrenched mismanagement and corruption.
South Africa to get a new low-cost airline - BusinessTech
Under the new CEO, hired last year from the low-cost Mango arm of South African Airways, Fastjet has offloaded a fleet of six Airbus SE A319s with 145 to 156 seats and switched to smaller regional jets better matched to demand. The last A319, based in ...
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RT @IOSNewsSA: Brief relief for Zuma, Guptas, and SAA
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