SAA and Kenya Airways to co-operate

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  • AMcWhirter
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    This could possibly mark a major development for African aviation.

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    cwoodward
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    It sounds both logical and possible and if one ignores the “Africa factors’ that often derail the most promising of schemes it would be a very positive development. I would give it about a 25% chance of ever happening.


    AMcWhirter
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    Only a couple of days later and SAA now says it will reactivate its partnership with Emirates.

    This will start tomorrow (October 1).

    It will involve code-sharing and crucially this allow SAA customers to travel globally through Dubai.

    At the present time the re-launched SAA is not operating to Europe.


    cwoodward
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    As I recall the similar link-up by Qantas did not work well long term for them but strengthened Emirates in the AU market…….likely the same in SA ?


    AMcWhirter
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    Both carriers (EK and SAA) haven’t always been in agreement.

    This time SAA would at least be gaining some revenue through the code-share.

    Currently SAA is a regional airline only. It operates no long-haul routes out of Africa.

    So the Emirates code-share is a way of providing SAA’s customers with global access (as and when EK’s network is fully restored).

    https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/dubais-emirates-to-restart-codeshare-deal-with-south-african-airways-1.82608071

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