SAA Privatisation Collapses

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  • cybertravller
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    I wonder if SAA should copy Aegean and focus on being profitable as a regional carrier. Be the best airline in South Africa, and then, once the business is stable, consider long-haul.

    There is no shortage of competition on the long-haul routes to and from South Africa, and the owners have to be pragmatic. A flag carrier’s patriotism has to give way to common sense. Considering Alitalia and Olympic’s various forms over the years, SAA is not the first airline in this situation.


    AndrewinHK
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    Reports from Qatar Airways “We are in the final stage of an equity investment in an airline in the southern part of Africa,” Chief Executive Officer Badr Al-Meer said at the Qatar Economic Forum on Wednesday. I imagine the most likely candidate is SAA. Qatar is already in the process of acquiring a 49% in Rwandair and this announcement is in addition to that investment, if they also move on SAA, it would look very promising for OneWorld in Africa, with the North (Royal Air Maroc), Central (Rwandair), and South (SAA) covered.

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